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Hello all music students, I'm Stefan, a composer and performer of music ranging from rock/pop/folk to solo piano/guitar, strings and choral music.
My studies and work in composition have given me broad experience teaching and performing music. Music theory and history have also become a passion of mine since I began writing music and especially while working on my degrees in music. I gained invaluable experience as a teaching assistant for music theory and history courses at Tufts University. During these jobs, I lectured and conducted several class meetings and worked with many students individually, outside of class. I have also coached small ensembles for a high school band department in preparation for state contests.
In the 10+ years I've been writing music I've also been dedicated to learning the techniques of the instruments I play and amassing an extensive repertoire for each of them. I've played many different styles of guitar throughout my 13 years of experience and specialize in finger-style acoustic and classical guitar. I learned the correct techniques in my studies with several different teachers beginning with electric guitar when I was teenager and ending with classical guitar in college. My 7 years of piano playing included intensive private lessons throughout my undergraduate work. Along the way, I've helped many fellow performers, colleagues, and friends learn to play basic to difficult music for piano and guitar (including my own).
I've been writing music for well over 10 years, beginning with rock, pop, and folk music in high school. I studied composition at Bennington College from 2005-2009 while earning my B.A. and became familiar with important musical periods and the techniques of their respective composers. I began to manipulate and transcend my influences while studying at Tufts University where I earned an M.A. in composition. I also had many pieces for many different instruments performed at Tufts, giving me considerable experience in arrangement and orchestration.
I've played many different styles guitar for 13+ years. As an early teen, I studied electric guitar then focused on acoustic finger-picking styles, including British and American folk, and Delta and Piedmont blues. In college I began studying classical guitar and have amassed a large repertoire of solo guitar music. All throughout, I have written and performed my original songs and pieces for solo guitar and various ensembles, often teaching fellow performers to play guitar parts.
Tufts University (Master's)
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Stefan will travel within 20 miles of Somerville, MA 02144.
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