Steven is a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Conservatory, where he also completed degrees in Composition (M.M.) and Theory Pedagogy (M.M.), studying with Michael Hersch andKevin Puts. He was a Graduate Assistant, and Graduate Teaching Fellow of Music Theory at Peabody, working under the tutelage of Omar Thomas, Ildar Khannanov, and Kip Wile. Prior to his time at Peabody, Steven received a B.M. in Music Composition from Temple University, and studied harmony, counterpoint, and composition privately with Benjamin C.S. Boyle. He attended the E.A.M.A. summer program in Paris studying composition with Phillip Lasser. Steven is currently a teacher at the New Groove Teaching Studio,and resides in the Philadelphia area.