Dr. Stephen B. Wilson

3116 Clute Rd.

Cortland, NY 13045





            Doctor of Arts in conducting (secondary emphasis:  applied voice).  Ball State

University, 1983.  Dissertation:  Motivic, melodic, and rhythmic

procedures of unification in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and A Little

Night Music.

            Master of Arts in conducting.  University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973.

Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance.  University of California, Santa Barbara,


            Additional study in Scottish Gaelic:  University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1990;

                        Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye 1993, Scotland; Gaelic College, Baddeck,

Nova Scotia, Canada, 1991, 1994.


Current position


            Professor of Music, Department of Performing Arts, State University of New

                        York, Cortland, NY (since 1985)

            Teaching responsibilities:  choral ensembles, music theory, conducting.


Previous teaching positions


            Assistant Professor of Music, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1981-85.

            Doctoral Fellow, Ball State University, 1978-81.

            Assistant Professor of Music, Emerson College, Boston, 1973-78.


Honors and Awards


            (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992.

            Honorary Life Member, Tri-M Music Fraternity/Sorority, 1990

            Outstanding Graduate Student, Ball State University (co-winner), 1981

            Outstanding Graduate Student, Ball State University, 1980

            Certificate of Recognition, The Inclusion Network of Cortland County, 1999


Musical Direction (arranger [+], conductor [*], pianist/conductor [#])


            The Three Tenors Do Broadway [+#]

Pretty Women [+#]

They Can’t Take That Away From Me [+#]

In the Still of the Night [+#]

Some Enchanted Lyrics [+#]

Cabaret [*]


Musicals (cont.)

            Company [+#]

            Zorba! [*]

            No, No, Nanette [+*]

            Anyone Can Whistle [*]

            Two By Two [*]

            Godspell [+#]

            A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum [+*]

            Growing Up Female on the Broadway Stage [#]

            The Beggar’s Opera [*+]


Arrangements of Broadway Music (Partial listing)


            “’S Gershwin!” (a suite of five Gershwin songs arranged for SATB chorus and


            “All the Things You Are” (from Very Warm For May, for SATB chorus and

soprano solo)

            “Move On” (from Sunday in the Park with George, for mixed chorus and two


            “Tonight/Something’s Coming” (from West Side Story, for combined men’s and

women’s choruses)


Bibliography of unpublished choral/vocal arrangements, compositions (Partial listing)


            SCOTTISH GAELIC:  Eilean a Cheó; Crònan: A Chuairt Shamhraidh; Leòdhas

Mo Ghaoil; Cròdh Chailein; Air Feasgar Ciùin Cèitein; An Ataireachd

Ard, Ceithir Puirt-a-beul; Och, Och Mar Tha Mi; Salm 16; Óran nan Gaidheal 


            SCOTTISH, NON-GAELIC:  Lochnagar; The Hundred Pipers; The Cooper O’

Fife; Auld Lang Syne; My Heart’s in the Highlands; Wild Mountain

Thyme, Cumnaroonana


            NON-SCOTTISH:  On This Day Earth Shall Ring; Praeludium IX; The National

Anthem; Cortland College Alma Mater; Journey Into Light (original composition); Ode to Joy (after Beethoven); Aphorisms (original composition); Symphony of Psalms (two-piano accompaniment); Morning Has Broken (for two recorders, voice and piano)


Summary of recent performing experience


Baritone soloist in faculty recitals, with local choirs, in churches, and for various

civic functions

            Pianist/harpsichordist/organist for faculty colleagues, students, ensembles

            Organist for Cortland College ceremonial functions

            Conductor of four choral ensembles at Cortland College since 1985, performing

                        public concerts, civic functions, tours, and in high schools and grade


            Guest conductor at festivals, ecumenical religious functions

            Organist/choir director for several area churches; for 12 years at Preble Congre-

gational Church

Guest clinician/conductor in choral music and in high schools in central New



Performance of Hispanic Music (pianist, with Dr. Gina Sikora, soprano)


            Concert:  “Mostly From Spain,” St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cortland, NY,


            Variadades Musicales de America Latina (concert), Community School of Music

and Art, Ithaca, NY, 10/12/01

Concert:  Homage to Federico García Lorca”, “Las Canciones Populares”

                        St. Anthony’s Church, Cortland, NY 10/14/01

                        Tompkins Cortland Community College, 12/6/01

                        Cornell University, Feb. 2002

                        Hobart College, Geneva, NY 4/18/02

Latino Heritage Month Celebration: two concerts: 9/21/02 and 10/19/02

Community School of Music and Art, Ithaca, NY

            “Una Antología de la Zarzulea en homenaje al Prof. Ciriaco Morón Arroyo, as

presented to the conference “El Alma de España/The Soul of Spain:  A

Symposium of Contemporary Criticism in Honor of Prof. Ciriaco Morón

Arroyo.” Cornell University, 4/26/03

Latino Heritage Month Celebration: two concerts, 9/20/03, and 10/3/03,

Community School of Music and Art, Ithaca, NY

            “A Brief Story of the Tango” SUNY Cortland, 10/14/03

            Sandwich Seminar:  “Women of Tango and Beyond: a lecture performance”

SUNY Cortland, 3/31/04

            “Celebration of the Twentieth Anniversary of Amigos de Zarzuela,” New York,

NY (performance by special invitation), 2/6/05





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