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The vocal jazz piece was arranged ...
The vocal jazz piece was arranged by Steve Zegree, who taught jazz at the Gold Company at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, for many years.
We'd also like to wish Gold ...
We'd also like to wish Gold Company Director Steve Zegree the best with his new endeavors.
It's been a pleasure working with you and you will be missed!
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Stephen Zegree (1953-2015) was the Bobby McFerrin Professor of Music at Western Michigan University where he taught classical and jazz piano; directed the Gold Company, an internationally recognized jazz vocal ensemble; and performed as pianist with the Western Jazz Quartet, the resident faculty jazz ensemble in the School of Music.
The winner of numerous competitions, awards, and honors Dr. Zegree
appeared as pianist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator on five continents.
He was a Steinway Artist.
Dr. Zegree was a cum laude graduate of Miami University, where he earned the Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance.
earned the Master of Music degree ""With Highest Distinction"" at Indiana University
in piano and jazz, and completed doctoral studies in conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music
, which included tenure as conducting assistant to Dr. Eph Ehly.
choral arrangements are published by Hal Leonard Music Publications
, Shawnee Press
, and others.
Steve Zegree is the director ...
Steve Zegree is the director of Gold Company (the vocal jazz ensemble at Western Michigan ...
arr. Steve Zegree: In My Life
has given this song the #23 slot on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Our a cappella arrangement is by the superb arranger and vocal-jazz specialist Steve Zegree, who died just last month from pancreatic cancer.
At the time of his death, he was on the faculty at Indiana University; prior to his appointment there, he led the vocal-jazz program at Western Michigan University, where, in his "unrelenting, joyous and demanding" manner, he led the group Gold Company to almost 50 Outstanding Performance awards from DownBeat magazine, which in 2012 had inducted him into its Jazz Education hall of Fame.