Steve Everett is Professor of Music and Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he was Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and director of the Music-Audio Research Center and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University in Atlanta. He also co-taught advanced choreography for ten years with Anna Leo, Professor of Dance. He also served as chair of the Department of Music and director of the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.
He has also been a visiting professor of composition at Princeton University and a featured composer at Eastman School of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, and Utrecht School of the Arts. Research has involved computer-assisted music composition, scientific data sonification, cultural hybridity, and the arts of Indonesia, India, and Japan. His works have been performed at IRCAM and Radio France in Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo, Melbourne, and Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York.
He has been a research fellow at the Rockefeller Study Center and Liguria Foundation in Italy. He has received composition awards from the NSF, NASA, Asian Cultural Council, Chamber Music America, American Composers Forum, and International Trumpet Guild. He was also awarded the Mayor’s Fellowship in the Arts, the City of Atlanta’s highest recognition of artistic achievement. He was artistic director and conductor of Thamyris New Music Ensemble in Atlanta for 18 years and studied composition with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Witold Lutosławski in England and with Salvatore Martirano at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.