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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.