Steve Everett is Dean of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he was Professor of Music and Director of the Music-Audio Research Center at Emory University.
He has been a visiting professor of composition at Princeton University, Eastman School of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, and Rotterdam Conservatory of Music.
His compositions often involve computer-controlled electronics and 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 received the Mayor’s Fellowship in the Arts, the City of Atlanta’s highest recognition of artistic achievement.
He was artistic director of Thamyris New Music Ensemble in Atlanta for 18 years. He studied composition with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Witold Lutosławski in England and with Salvatore Martirano at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.