Stephen Weber

Stephen Weber

Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Music
405-574-1295 | sweber@usao.edu
Room 234 | Davis Hall

Biography

Stephen Weber is Professor of Music, Chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities, and Ragan Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO). At USAO Weber teaches studio and class piano, composition, World Thought and Culture III, Senior Seminar, Music Technology, and other classes as needed. Weber earned the B.M.E. degree from Concordia University-Chicago, the M.A. in Music (piano performance) from The State College of New Jersey, and the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Fine Arts (composition and piano pedagogy) from Texas Tech University. His compositions have been published by Warner Brothers, Zalo Publishers, Permus Publications, H.W. Gray, Voice of the Rockies Music Publishers, and Concordia Publishing House. He recorded his Eight Etudes for Piano on the Opus One label. His Eclectic Set for Percussion Quartet is also available on that label. Weber was a winning composer in the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy Composition Competition in 1994. He received annual Standard Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers from 1994 through 2007. He has presented research at conferences, performed, or had his works performed in various locales in the United States as well as Greece, Switzerland, Hungary, and Poland. Among these are the Athens Institute for Education and Research, The College Music Society, The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, Budapest Theological University, The National Association of Teachers of Singing, The International Clarinet Association, and Festival of Arts and Ideas events at USAO. He has served as a reviewer for The American Music Teacher. Weber has led short-term study abroad trips at USAO to England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Costa Rica. On three occasions he was selected as recipient of the USAO Board of Regents for Scholarly Activity; on one occasion he was recipient of the campus-wide Superior Teaching Award. Weber was selected as recipient of the "2003 Oklahoma Musician of the Year" by the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs. He was recently recognized as a finalist for the 2014 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Administration by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Weber is a contributor to the Organ Hymn Prelude Library, published by Concordia Publishing House. His professional affiliations include The American Composers Forum and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. His wife, Lesa, is a teacher. He and Lesa have two grown children.

Education

  • Ph.D, Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, 1993
  • MA, Music, New Jersey State College, 1985
  • BA, Music Education, Concordia University-Chicago, 1982
  • Also attended Temple University and Valparaiso University

Syllabus

Intellectual Property

Publishers include Warner Brothers, Zalo Publishers, Permus Publishers, Concordia Publishing House.

Compact disc recordings of compositions on the Opus One label.

A complete list of publications can be found on my personal web site.

Favorite Quotes

"Before I compose a piece I walk round it several times, accompanied by myself." - Erik Satie