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Stephen Rawson is a pianist, guitarist...

 

      ... educator, and composer from Minneapolis, MN. In 2015, Stephen completed his Bachelor’s degree in composition. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in music theory. Stephen enjoys performing and composing in a variety of different musical styles, from jazz and pop/rock, to classical and contemporary concert music. Improvisation and singing are also important aspects of Stephen’s pedagogy and practice.

    Recently, Stephen taught first-year aural skills and music theory at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His scholarly interests include music cognition, pedagogy, and popular music. Stephen has also been teaching piano, guitar, and composition lessons privately for the past 8 years. As an educator, Stephen believes that studying and creating music helps one to shape their self-identity, regulate their emotions, and foster a perspective based in collaboration, determination, and open-mindedness. In his free time, Stephen likes to read, play chess, spend time with friends, and play with his cat Mitri.