MUSIC CV

Downloadable CV

MUSIC PROFILE

Guitarist, performer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, music administrator.

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts | Valencia, CA
MFA Multifocus Guitar Performance | 1997
BFA Classical Guitar Performance | 1991

South Salem High School | Salem, OR
High School Diploma | June 1983

Scholarships and Grants

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Scholarship | 1996

Lulu May and Richard Von Hagen Scholarship | 1991

Jonathan Greene Foundation Scholarship | 1991

CalArts Scholarships | 1988, 1989, 1991

Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship| 1990

Sid R. Bass, Inc. Scholarship | 1989

Pell Grant and Cal Grants | 1990

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Soloist | 1992
National Collegiate Jazz Competition
University of Colorado at Boulder

Outstanding Soloist &  Best Guitarist | 1982
Shoreline Jazz Festival, Shoreline CC, Shoreline, WA

Post secondary Training

Electric and Acoustic Guitar | 1989-1992 & 1996-1997
Asymmetric meter studies, Improvisation. Bossa Nova and Eastern European folk | Miroslav Tadic

Classical Guitar | 1989-1992 & 1996-1997
Repertoire featuring works of the 20th century | Stuart Fox

Jazz Guitar | 1989-1992 & 1996-1997
Peter Sprague and Larry Koonse

Administrative

Administrative Assistant
New School for Social Research | Guitar Study Center New York, NY | 1994 - 1995 & 1998 - 1999

Administrative Assistant to Program Director.  Office and program administration, reception, admissions and program placement advisory. 

Teaching

Music Teacher
Soaring Heights Charter School | Jersey City, NJ | Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

General music grades k–6.

Temporary Faculty, Guitar Department
California Institute of the Arts, | Jan-May 1998

Responsible for private instruction, ensemble direction and coaching. Aided in production of guitar program concerts
and events. Administered departmental visiting artist program.

Music Teacher
New Horizon School | Los Angeles, CA | November 1997 - June 17, 1998

Creation and implementation of general music program. Instruction of students pre-school through 6th grade

Teaching Assistantship
CalArts Guitar Department | Sept 1996 - May 1997

Private instruction to major and non-major undergraduates

Classical Guitar Instructor
Plaza de la Raza | Los Angeles, CA | Oct 1996 - June 14, 1998

Private instruction to students age 10 through 17

Guitar Instructor
Santa Monica, CA | 1996 - 1998
Brooklyn, NY | 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 2000
Valencia, CA | 1990 - 1992

Freelance private instruction

Guitar Instructor
The Oakwood School | North Hollywood, CA | Sept 1990 - June 1992

Private guitar instruction of students grades 7-12 

Guitar Instructor
California Institute of the Arts | Valencia, CA | Sept 1990 - June 1992

Private guitar instruction to non-majors

Studio Guitar

iCarley | 2010 | Video Game

Spongebob Wrestling | 2010 | Video game

Spongebob Boat Bash | 2009 | video Game

Kids Choice Awards All Amped-up with Jack Black 2008 | On-line Game by Nickelodeon Digital

Dora ‘s Music Maker | 2006 | On-line Game by Nickelodeon Digital

Spike TV Casino music| 2004 | Television

SuperSize Me | Documentary (2004) 

The Mudge Boy| Feature film (2003)

I Bet You Will | MTV reality series (2002)

Scott Rea Music | Hollywood, CA | 1990-1992

Candy Jam | Animated short (1988)

Discography

Luck & Senses | Speed of life | 2013 | Self Released

Luck & Senses | Chapter 1 | 2010 | Self Released

Peter Epstein and Idée Fixe
Abstract Realism | 2010 | Origin Records

Scot Ray | Small Architecture | 2010

Steve Horowitz & The Code ENSEMBLE
The Re-Taking of Pelham 123 | 2008 | Fluff-Tone Records

Steve Horowitz & The Code ENSEMBLE
Invasion from the Chicken Planet | 2008 | Fluff-Tone Records

Steve Horowitz
Chamber Music VOLUMES I & II | 2007 | Fluff-Tone Records

Steve Horowitz & The Code International
Elevator.Culture | 2006 | Fluff-Tone Records

Non-Western Music Experience

Klezmania | 1996 - 1998
Traditional Jewish, Yiddish, Old World and Israeli music

Ghanaian Songs | 1996-1997
with Alfred Ladzekpo 

Slavster | 1989 - 1992
Eastern European folk music with Miroslav Tadic

Ghanaian Dance | 1990 - 1992
with Kobla Ladzekpo and Beatrice K. Lawluvi

North Indian Classical | 1990 - 1992
with Amiya Dasgupta, Sitarist

South Indian Solkattu | 1989

SKILLS

Classical, acoustic & electric guitar performance across a wide range of styles and bodies of work. Mandolin, electric bass, basic piano and percussion proficiency. Composition and song writing. Digital audio editing, Reason, Audacity, others. Knowledge of and appreciation for a broad range of styles, periods, and musical cultures. 

References

Miroslav Tadic | California Institute of the Arts
Guitar Faculty

Peter Epstein | University of Nevada, Reno
Chair, Department of Music | Associate Professor, Saxophone, Jazz and Improvisational Music

performances

For a list of select performances, please see the downloadable PDF linked at the top of this page.