Steven Stusek

Steven Stusek's Biography

Steven Stusek is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he has been a faculty member since 1999. Originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he received his bachelor's degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University. Before beginning a master's degree in saxophone and chamber music at Arizona State University, he spent a year in Paris studying at the Paris Conservatory and the Conservatoire de le Région de Paris, where he was awarded the Prix d'Or à l'Unanimité in Saxophone Performance.

After living in the Netherlands for almost eight years, Stusek returned to Indiana University and was awarded a DMA in Saxophone in 2001. He has served on the faculties of Ball State University, Middlebury College and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. In 2000, Stusek won the prestigious Dutch Chamber Music Competition as part of the saxophone-accordion duo 2Track with accordion virtuoso Otine van Erp. Other projects include a duo with Swiss saxophonist Laurent Estoppey and the new music ensemble collapss, and he is a founding member of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. Stusek is a performing artist for Yamaha and Vandoren.

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