Stephen WeberChair of the Division of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Music
Stephen Weber, a native of Canada, did his undergraduate study at Concordia University-Chicago, where he received the Bachelor of Music Education degree. He completed a Master of Arts in Music in 1985 at The State College of New Jersey. His Ph.D. in Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary degree from Texas Tech University, where his area of emphasis was Piano Pedagogy and Composition.
Weber taught at Texas Tech University from 1990 to 1995 and has been at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma since 1995. At USAO his primary teaching duties include studio piano, class piano and accompanying. He has also taught Music Fundamentals, Music Technology, Freshman Seminar, Senior Seminar, World Thought and Culture III, Aesthetics, and Body/Mind Integration and Performance Anxiety. Weber has served as Coordinator of the USAO Music Department since 2002.
Though trained primarily as a pianist, Weber has had considerable success as a composer. He was a winner in the 1994 National Conference on Piano Pedagogy Composition contest. He recorded his Eight Etudes for Piano for a 1995 compact disc on the Opus One label (#169). His Eclecticset for Percussion Quartet is also available on the same label (#173). His works have been performed at the International Clarinet Conference, the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, the Atlantic Regional conference of the National Flute Association, regional meetings of the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and other venues such as Santa Fe, Dallas and New York.
Weber has over 80 published compositions for a variety of media to his credit. Publishers of his music include Concordia Publishing House, Alfred Music Publishers, Dorn Publications, Permus Music, Voice of the Rockies Music Publishers, Solid Brass Publications and Zalo Publications. His works have been reviewed or advertised in Flute Talk, Clavier, Percussive Notes, Piano and Keyboard and The American Organist. He has had articles published in Piano Pedagogy Forum and CrossTimbers, and has served as a reviewer for The American Music Teacher. He has been a past recipient of an Oklahoma Arts Council grant for work on notation of Kiowa tribal hymns. Weber was a recipient of Standard Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers annually from 1994 to 2007. In 1997 Weber received the Board of Regents Award for Superior Teaching at USAO. In 1998 and 2003 he received the Board of Regents Award for Scholarly Activity. Weber was selected as the 2003 recipient of the "Oklahoma Musician of the Year" award by the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs.
Most recently Weber's 2008 song cycle "Words" was performed at the 2010 New Music Festival at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He is co-authoring a paper with Dr. Zachary Simpson, USAO Assistant Professor of Philosophy, which Weber will present at the 2010 International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts in Athens, a branch of the Athens Institute for Education and Research. The paper was also accepted for presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Studies in Music Pedagogy.
Weber is married to Lesa, and has two children, Angela, a student at the University of Oklahoma, and Nathan, a student at Texas Tech University.
Ph. D. in Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, 1993
Master of Arts in Music, State College of New Jersey, 1985
Bachelor of Music Education, Concordia University-Chicago, 1982
Also attended Temple University and Valparaiso UniversityCV/Resume