Steve Parker, photo by Tim Kyuman Lee

Steve Parker

Steve Parker is active as a musician, composer, and educator. He worked as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, and is presently a Donald D. Harrington Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and Artist-In-Residence at the Blanton Museum of Art. As a soloist, Steve has performed in the US, Europe, South America and Asia, and has worked with Pierre Boulez, John Williams, and David Lang. He has performed at Canegie Hall, Tanglewood, The Spoleto Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, on NPR, and has recorded on Cantaloupe and Mode Records. As an educator, Steve was Director of Education for the Philadelphia Classical Symphony and a Teaching Artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has conducted several residencies at Philadelphia-area schools and has authored several curriculums for local music programs.

Street Music by Steve Parker

Street Music, 2012-2013

Working with Youth Arts Workshop students, neighbors, and collaborating artists Jebney Davis and Molly Emerman, these artists have built three projects: 1) Interactive sound sculptures and instruments, comprised of found and recycled materials from the neighborhood, along the alleyway. 2) Electronic sound collages, comprised of recorded sounds from the neighborhood that play at various intervals in the alleyway. 3) A temporary stage in the alleyway for informal lunchtime performances.