Steve Schoenberg

Steve Schoenberg

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MY BODYWORKS ON STAGE is an interactive musical theater stage show of 30 or 45 min. The show includes a six piece band and an actor named "Bones". Steven & Jane also do a book signing/performance of 5 songs from My Bodyworks using a pre-recorded CD "instrumentation only mix".

Biography

STEVEN SCHOENBERG
Composer - Pianist

Steven Schoenberg has composed songs for Sesame Street, scored animations for the Children's Television Workshop, and short films for ZOOM. Schoenberg has also composed, recorded, and produced music for children's books and cassettes for Knopf, Random House and Scholastic, Inc.

Schoenberg is a very active film and TV composer. His recent TV scores include PCWorld’s Digital Duo, a PBS series that airs in June of 2005 and Farmingville, a documentary, which opened the 2004 season of the PBS series POV on June 22, 2004. Farmingville won the Special Jury Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where Schoenberg was a panelist for the 2004 Filmmakers’ and Composers’ Forum. He has scored many Emmy award winning films for the PBS documentary series NOVA and Smithsonian World and the International Emmy Award winning God Fights Back for People's Century Series. Schoenberg also scored the Emmy nominated The Hermitage, A Russian Odyssey, a three-part series produced by PBS, as well as a Sundance Film Festival nominee entitled An Act Of Conscience, aired on HBO/CINEMAX and The Sundance Channel.

Schoenberg’s theater works include the first reading of the musical The Independent produced by CAP 21 in New York City, in October of 2004. Based on the cult film, “The Independent”, the book and lyrics are written by Steven Scott Smith. Goodspeed Opera House produced the first reading of Haunted with book and lyrics by Diane Seymour, in 2003, and CAP 21 will produce an additional reading in July 2005. He composed the music for a song cycle with the American poet and biographer, Paul Mariani. Two stage readings were produced by The York Theatre Company, New York City in 2002. Stout of Heart, a musical funded by The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Smith College Theatre Department, was produced in 1990 by the 1794 Meetinghouse, Inc. Quabbin: A New Musical, was produced in 1983 by University of Massachusetts, Theater in the Works. It's 11:59, a musical revue with book and lyrics by Edward Eliscu, was produced in 1980 at the White Barn Theater, Westport, CT.

Schoenberg’s chamber works have been performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. In June of 2005, his piece, Reflections, for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, commissioned by The 1794 Meetinghouse Performing Arts Center, New Salem, MA, will be performed. During the 1980’s and ‘90’s, his skills as a concert piano improvisational artist earned him a great deal of respect throughout the United States. Schoenberg’s recordings include the highly acclaimed Pianoworks and Three Days in May for Quabbin Records. His popular songs have been recorded in the United States, Canada and Japan. In March 2005, Crocodile Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., published My Bodyworks, a children’s hardcover audio book with CD of 12 songs, by Steven and Jane Schoenberg. Check out www.learnwithabeat.com for more info about My Bodyworks.

Jane Schoenberg
Author, Educator

Jane Schoenberg has worked extensively with young children, parents and teachers for over twenty years. Designing creative educational programming for children, she has worked in the field of developing dramatic arts, writing and music to enhance children’s cognitive, emotional and social development. By using creative arts as a tool to empower children in their learning process, she provided opportunities to grow through interactive story telling, creative writing, theater and song.

Jane holds a degree in elementary and special education from Lesley College, in Cambridge, MA and has worked with special needs children, designing and implementing educational programs. She has also been a Developmental Educator, and has worked as an Early Intervention Specialist assessing the developmental needs of infants to three-year-olds. Jane has consulted as a Conflict Resolution Specialist in school settings with children and teachers implementing techniques in the art of communication, problem solving, diversity, cooperation, self-esteem and building community.

Jane commits much of her time to writing children’s literature and has collaborated with her husband, Steven Schoenberg, on several musical endeavors, including choral pieces, songs and commercials. You can hear her narrations of Scholastic Book and Cassette’s Town Mouse, Country Mouse and The Mighty Santa Fe. Jane and Steven’s new book with CD of 12 songs, entitled My Bodyworks, is published by Crocodile Books, March 2005. Check ou www.learnwithabeat.com for more about My Bodyworks.

Discography

My Bodyworks, Book and CD published by Crocodile Books, USA 2005.

Three Days In May, Solo Piano Improvisations, Quabbin Records, 1984

Pianoworks, Solo Piano Improvisations, Quabbin Records, 1982