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This is a photo of faculty member Christopher Steele.Publicity BioStaff Pianist
Aural Skills Instructor
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242 Hulsey Center
(205) 964-7568

Research and Teaching Interests: Collaborative Piano, Music Theory and Aural Skills, New Music, the late style of Gabriel Fauré

Office Hours: By appointment

  • BM, University of South Alabama, Piano Performance
  • MM, The Florida State University, Piano Performance
  • MM, The Florida State University, Music Theory
  • DMA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Accompanying and Chamber Music

Chris Steele held previous positions at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as Staff Pianist, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) as both Lecturer of Music Theory and Ear Training, and as Faculty Fellow for the UNCG Grogan College Music Learning Community. At UNCG he studied with Andrew Harley and James Douglass and held assistantships in both accompanying and music theory/ear training. At The Florida State University, he studied with Carolyn Bridger.

An active performer, Steele is a member of the UAB Chamber Trio and has collaborated with members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. As a proponent of new music, he is a member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, and has performed at the Society of Composers Region IV Conference and the Mid-South Chapter of the National Association of Composers Concert. He has also presented lecture-recitals on the late compositional style of Gabriel Fauré, including at UNCG’s biennial Focus on Piano Literature Symposium.