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Artist Biography
steveSteve Schuch started violin at the age of seven. He began playing professionally while still in high school. Later at Oberlin College he continued studying both music and biology. There he started listening to different kinds of music beyond just classical, picked up his first used $25 guitar, and began writing his first songs.

After college Steve spent two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer, planting trees with farmers in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. There he listened to the different melodies and rhythms and began writing more of his own music. Many evenings, a guitar would be passed around a room full of people. By lantern light, young and old alike shared music and stories over cups of ginger root tea and home grown coffee.

Since returning to the United States in 1984, Steve and his music have embraced both the classical and folk realms. Haunting violin and whale calls... music and tales of Ireland... a pizzicato interpretation of a Picasso painting... these are just part of Steve's wide-ranging repertoire. Many of his pieces have been featured on National Public Radio and PBS.

For four years Steve taught a graduate course on integrating music and storytelling into classroom curriculum. A former Audubon naturalist, Steve lives on a farm with his wife and various creatures. Personal interests include white water canoeing, Mexican food, and relating to large reptiles.

unconventionalHonors include composer awards, Artist Fellowship Awards, and five fiddling championships. Steve's recordings with The Night Heron Consort are national bestsellers on the North Star label. His latest book, A Symphony of Whales, has received five national book awards. His latest CD, Trees of Life, has received a Parent's Choice Gold Award.

We highly recommended visiting Steve's reflections page to understand his artistic philosophy. We also suggest:
See what critics say about Steve Schuch...
Unconventional Composer

About the Author
booksFor more about Steve's work as an author, please visit An Author's Interview.
compsognathusWe also offer high resolution publicity photos and video clips.

"Warmth and storytelling magic."
– Los Angeles Times

"Exceptionally fine... Schuch brings as much intelligence and skill to folk music as he does to classical."
- The Boston Globe

"Riveting indeed."
- The Smithsonian

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"Music and Story are doorways to the imagination.
They are a powerful force to develop creativity and awareness of self, and others."

- Steve Schuch

Life is a symphony, play your part!

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