Assistant Professor of Music
DMA, University of Cincinnati
MM, Bowling Green State University
BM, Western Illinois University
Area of Expertise: Music Theory, Aural Skills, Composition, Electronic Music
Office: FA 541
Steven Weimer’s music has been performed by the JACK Quartet, Molly Barth, Fear No Music Quartet, saxophonist Sean Xue, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Chamber Players, CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Chamber Players, Café Momus, and many others. Performances of his work span from Alaska to Bulgaria, with premieres at festivals such as June in Buffalo, Forum-Festival Computer Music Space, North American Saxophone Alliance, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and the Music Theory and Musicology Society Conference. He has been commissioned by Vandoren, Inc., tubist Timothy Northcut, and most recently by the CCM Orchestra program for a new work for mezzo-soprano and orchestra. His awards include the Eta Omicron chapter’s Phi Mu Alpha Composition Contest, the CCM Concerto/Composition Competition, a grant from the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and placing as a finalist for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Marilyn Glick Young Composers Competition. Dr. Weimer has enjoyed recent collaborations with American poets in Cincinnati and California; his setting of Kathleen Winter’s Eve, Seducing the Apple will be published in the tenth anniversary edition of the Cincinnati Review.
Dr. Weimer is a passionate educator and a strong advocate for new music. He remains active as a conductor, leading the premier performances of works by Brian Heim and Nicholas Landrum at the 2014 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. In 2012 Dr. Weimer founded ‘Fringe Logic,’ a new music ensemble that premiered works of local and established composers in Cincinnati. The group focused on performances outside of the standard concert hall setting and incorporated elements of improvisation and live composition.