Steed Cowart

SCORE: Gibbons' Song

STEED COWART is a composer, conductor, and teacher living in Oakland, California. Timbre, harmonic definition, hockets, mobiles, and chance are among his compositional interests. Since 1986 he has worked at Mills College where he directs the Contemporary Performance Ensemble, is the Concert Coordinator, and teaches composition and conducting. He also taught music composition, conducting, and contemporary music literature at Olivet University in San Francisco, music theory at Diablo Valley College, and taught at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1980s. He holds a PhD from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied with Bernard Rands, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Erickson, Roger Reynolds, and Edwin Harkins. Cowart frequently conducts the Mills Performing Group and the William Winant Percussion Group. He led the San Francisco-based Club Foot Orchestra in touring performances accompanying silent films, performed as guest con-ductor with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and has conducted many ad hoc ensembles in performances of new music.