Indiana University, Bloomington
Professor Zegree received his bachelor's degree (cum laude) from Miami University, a master's degree from the Jacobs School of Music, and a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Zegree's students are among today's leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing and music education. Juggling a busy career as a pianist, conductor and clinician, he regularly travels throughout the Americas and to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Zegree's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, has won numerous Outstanding Performance awards from DownBeatmagazine and has performed at the Music Educators National Conference and American Choral Directors Association national conventions, International Association for Jazz Education international conferences, the World Symposium on Choral Music and several major jazz festivals. The ensemble has performed with recognized artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Jon Hendricks, Darmon Meader, Mark Murphy, Don Shelton and Bonnie Herman. Zegree is also founder of the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp, held every summer at Western Michigan University.
Zegree's choral arrangements have been published by Hal Leonard, Alfred Publications, Shawnee Press and Oxford University Press, and he has produced several recordings, including "Mark Murphy Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook" (Vol. I and II) on Muse Records, which received a Grammy Award nomination. His piano CD, "Steve Zegree and Friends," is released on the Sea Breeze Jazz label.
As pianist with the Western Jazz Quartet, he has recorded four CDs and performed internationally. In addition, he performed on keyboards in the national tours of several Broadway musicals, including "Wicked," "The Producers" and "Hairspray." Zegree auditioned, arranged for and rehearsed Nick Lachey's "Team Lachey," the winning choir on NBC's "Clash of the Choirs."
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