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Steven Harlos

Keyboard (Pops)

Jeanne R. Johnson Chair

Steven Harlos made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 1986, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. Known for his sensitivity as a collaborative artist, he has performed with many artists of international stature, including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman and Gervase de Peyer. In the popular music field, he has worked with such diverse artists as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. As a jazz pianist, he assisted Dick Hyman in the first performances of his ballet “Piano Man” with the Cleveland Ballet, and subsequently performed the work with the Cleveland Ballet on numerous occasions. He also performed Hyman’s ballet “The Bum’s Rush” with the American Ballet Theatre at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Successes in the field of composition include the publication of his Sonata Rubata for flute and piano and “Benniana,” a jazz sonata for clarinet and piano. He currently serves as staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and is coordinator of piano and collaborative piano at the University of North Texas.