Misha V. Stefanuk
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Misha V. Stefanuk

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Mooseknows Jazz Trio, Inside Track WSU Big Band, Marshall Scott Jazz 5 Live, Piano Sonatas 1-4, I saw a Blue Bird in Central Park, Mirror 1-2, Surreal Piano, This Day, Piano Romance, Elation, Dialogues, Coming Home, Music for The Tempest, Dances in the Dark, Classical Melodies, Christmas in the Air, Sungirl, Argo Solaris

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EDUCATION:

* Belmont University, Nashville, TN, Bachelor of Arts in Music 1995
* Washington State University, studies in composition 1995-96
* Skidmore Jazz Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY, summer school 1995
* Russian Academy of Music, studies in composition 1992-93
* Moscow Conservatory School, degree in musicology 1989-92
* Moscow Studio of Music Improvisation Art, degree in Jazz performance 1982-86

FILM, VIDEO and THEATER:

*Y2K Survival Guide with Leonard Nemoy, composer 1999
*Drew Crew TV pilot, composer 1999
*Sammy Sams, short film by Gregg Hallmark, composer 1999
*Hum, The Symphony of Life, short film by Jarboe, composer 1999
*Actors Bridge, composer for theater shows:
All of my sons, Talley's Folley 1997
music director for Everyman 1996
* Washington State University Theatre, composer for The Tempest November 1995
* Belmont Little Theatre, composer for the theater shows:
Agnes of God December 1993
Sure Thing, Blind Date, An Impromptu April 1994
Curious, Premium Life July 1994
Crimes of the Heart October 1994
Seven short plays by David Ives December 1994
* Triada, International Ecological TV Company, composer for commercials Nov. 88 - Nov. 91
* SchoolFilm, Moscow, Russia, composer for comercials July. 88 - Nov. 91

HONORS/AWARDS:

* l29th Annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Outstanding College Pianist March 1996
* Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute full scholarship June 1995
* Prize winner of the Concerto Aria Competition, Belmont University March 1994
* Dean's List, Belmont University Fall 1993, Spring 1994
* Selected Outstanding Student for the Academic Studies Abroad Spring 1993
* Special Prize, Stereotypes and Nations Composition Competition, Poland July 1993

CD's: Mooseknows Jazz Trio, Inside Track WSU Big Band, Marshall Scott Jazz 5 Live, Piano Sonatas 1-4, I saw a Blue Bird in Central Park, Mirror 1-2, Surreal Piano, This Day, Piano Romance, Elation, Dialogues, Coming Home, Music for The Tempest, Dances in the Dark, Classical Melodies, Christmas in the Air, Sungirl, Argo Solaris

FESTIVALS: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, South by Southwest 99, LMNOP 99

PUBLICATIONS: Jazz Piano Chords, jazz piano textbook, Mel Bay # 98713

PUBLISHERS: Mel Bay, Musica 21, Net4Music, MP3.com

ACTIVITIES:

* Private piano teaching, all levels, classical and commercial 1994- present
* Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, staff accompanist Nov1998- March 2001
* Second Presbiterian Church, children’s choir accompanist Sept 2000- March 2001
* St Augustin Church, organist 1996-98
* Washington State University, staff accompanist 1995-96
* Washington State University Big Band, pianist 1995-96
* Belmont Music Encemble (big band), pianist 1993-95
* Jazz Dialog, Jazz quintet, pianist September 95 –May 96
* MooseKnows, Modern jazz trio, pianist & group leader June 93 -July 95
* Patephone, Moscow, Russia, Dixieland combo, pianist Feb. 90 - Jan. 92

REFERENCES and COMPOSITION LIST: Available upon Request