Composer Spotlight...Greg Steinke
Get to Know...Greg Steinke
Oregon-based composer Greg Steinke has twice been a finalist in the FNMC Composition Contest. In 2014 for his flute duo Van Gogh Vignettes and in 2015 for his flute quartet In Memoriam: Sacagawea. FNMC members have performed his compositions at the Florida Flute Fair and Kentucky Flute Society Conventions.
Q&A with Greg...
Describe your musical background and current activities.
I am a longtime composer/oboist/conductor who is still actively composing and occasionally performing on oboe and conducting.
What flutes, brands, and accessories (if any) do you like to perform new music on?
I prefer hearing my flute pieces performed on a Powell flute - it has always been my favorite.
When did you join FNMC and what attracted you to the organization?
Became a FNMC composer a couple of years ago - wanted to avail myself of performance opportunities for my flute compositions.
More About Greg…
Dr. Greg A Steinke is retired, former Joseph Naumes Endowed Chair of Music/Art and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon; Associate Director, Ernest Bloch Music Festival (‘93–97) and Director, Composers Symposium (‘90–97) (Newport, OR); served as the National Chairman of the Society of Composers, Inc. (1988–97). Composer of chamber and symphonic music and author with published/recorded works and performances across the U. S. and internationally; speaker on interdisciplinary arts, and oboist specializing in contemporary music. Dr. Steinke is the current national president of NACUSA and also serves on the NACUSA Cascadia Chapter Board.
Learn more at www.gregsteinke.com
If you liked In Memoriam: Sacagawea and/or Van Gogh Vignettes...
CROSS CURRENTS, (for Reciter and Chamber Ensemble (Flute/Native Flute, Violin, Trombone, Contrabass and Piano); 2004
ECHO POINT LOOKOUT An Australian Blue Mountain Triptych (Image Music XXXIX) (for Reciter, Flute/Alto Flute, Oboe d’Amore, Contrabass and Piano); 2013
EXPRESSIONS IV Fantasy on a Painting of Edvard Munch (Image Music XXXV) for Oboe, Violin, Violoncello, and Piano (also version for Flute, trumpet, Violoncello, and Piano) 2012
IMAGE MUSIC from Songs of the Fire Circles for Flute, Oboe, Trombone, and Contrabass, 1982
INQUIETUDE for Flute Solo, 1995
A JAPANESE FOLK SUITE, (for Reciter and Flute/Alto Flute or Oboe); 1992, rev. 2001
EIN JAPANISCHES LIEDERBUCH for Soprano, Chamber Ensemble (flute, violin, cello, harp, piano/celesta, percussion) and
“LET US TAKE WHAT WE CAN FOR THE OCCASION,” (for Reciter, Flute/Piccolo, Contrabass and Piano); 2002
LYRIC FANTASY (A Music for Dance) for Flute, Alto Saxophone, and Guitar, 1980
Moments at CANYON DE CHELLY (Image Music XXVI) for Flute and Oboe Duet, 2005
Moments from WHITE BLOWING DAFODIL SEEDS (Image Music X-A) for Piano Trio, 2000, +o PUB; also versions for Flute,Violoncello and Piano, 2003 PUB, for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, 2004 PUB, and for Trumpet, Violoncello and Piano,2004
NORTHWEST SKETCHES II for Flute, Oboe, and Piano, 1980
NORTHWEST SKETCHES II-A for Flute, Oboe, and Wind Ensemble, 1982
NORTHWEST SKETCHES II-B for Flute, Oboe, and Chamber Orchestra, 1982
ONE BY ONE (Image Music II) for Flute and Harp, 1985
RANDOM BLACKOUTS III (Image Music XL) for Baritone, Flute, and 2 Percussion 2015
THREE SONNETS from William Shakespeare for Soprano, Flute, and Strings, 1962-64
TIP TOP TAP BALLROOM BONANZA for Alto Saxophone and Contrabass (also versions for flute, clarinet or soprano saxophone in B-flat and contrabass); 2014
TO GET TO FRESNO, (for Voice, Clarinet [or Flute] and Piano); 2004
TOMORROW ON YESTERDAY (Image Music IV) for Harp, 1989, @ (Carroll McLaughlin) + o PUB; as (Image Music IV-A) for Flute, Harp, Percussion, Harp Ensemble, and Trombone Ensemble, 1989
WIND RIVER COUNTRY for Woodwind Quintet, 1986
YAPONCHA - “Wind Spirit” (Image Music XX) for Flute, Viola and Harp, 2002
7 - 4 - 3 for Dancers and Chamber Ensemble (flute, cello, percussion), 1969
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