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Leon Steward

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Leon Steward

Biography

Leon Steward (b. 28 May 1959, Baytown, Texas) is an American composer, educator and publisher.

Mr. Steward attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he earned a BS in Music Theory and Composition 1981, and a MM in 1988. He has taught band in Texas since 1981, and resides in Hondo, Texas where he teaches High School band and Jazz ensemble. Mr. Steward has also taught at West Hardin CCISD, Orangefield High School, and Bridge City High School. He is a professional horn player who has performed with the SE Texas Reading Band, The Houston Symphonic Band, The Symphony of SE Texas, The Regal Brass, And the West Winds WW Quintet.

Mr. Steward's compositional influences include: Clifton Williams, Francis McBeth, Don Ellis and Frank Zappa. He was awarded the Butler County Symphony Composition Contest for his work The Fermi Paradox. He was runner-up in the Humbolt University (Calif.) composition contest for The Invasion of America for Brass sextet and was a finalist in the Sul Ross University Concert Band Composition Contest with All Hail The Walrus. He has been a finalist three times in the ATSSB Concert Band Composition Contest.

He is the owner of Echelon Music press, specializing in band and orchestral publications.


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