Stephen P. Harvey (1992), is a composer, arranger and musician based out of Delmar, MD, USA. After finding his love for music in high school, in Rochester, PA, he dedicated to his life to the world of professional music.
As a composer and arranger, Stephen has worked with a diverse array of musicians and instrumentations; composing for solo instrument to wind ensemble, jazz combo to large ensembles. It is his practice to funnel his eclectic musical background into his compositions, fusing Jazz and Classical with Popular, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Gospel. His compositions have been performed by ensembles at Youngstown State University, Seton Hill University, and Westminster College. Stephen has also collaborated with avant-garde jazz artist Roscoe Mitchell, with his project Conversation for Orchestra, which has been performed by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the SEM Ensemble of Brooklyn, NY.
On May 6, 2016, he released his debut album as composer and bandleader: Suite Childhood.
As a musician, Stephen has performed extensively in Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio. He was an avid performer in the jazz combos and jazz ensemble at Youngstown State University, and the array of ensembles at Seton Hill University. He's also performed professionally with the First Class Big Band, The Akron Symphony Big Band, The Ohio Players, The Youngstown Jazz Collective, The Big Nasty, The Black Wolf and the Thief, The Vindy's, The House of Leaves Band, The Musicians Concert Band, and The Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other musical projects.
As an educator, Stephen has held instructional positions at all levels of education. He's taught music privately and in environments such as summer camp, marching band, and the K-12 classroom as an guest or student teacher. While at Youngstown State University, Stephen assisted in the instruction of music theory. He is currently employed by the Wicomico County Board of Education as a choir director at Wicomico High School.
Stephen is an alumnus of Youngstown State University ('16, MM – Jazz Studies) and Seton Hill University ('14, BM – Music Education). He has studied composition and arranging under Dr. David Morgan, Dr. John Marcinizyn, and Dr. Ted DiSanti. He's had a wide array of performance studies under Dr. Kent Engelhardt, Dr. John Seybert, Eric DeFade, Lisa Thackrah (reeds), Dr. Alton Merrell, Theron Brown (jazz improv), and Curt Scheib (voice).
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