Artist in Residence
Steven Blutman, percussionist, received a Masters of Music Degree in Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Hofstra University. A classical and jazz musician, Steve has performed, toured and recorded with some of the country's top symphony orchestras, jazz bands, opera and show productions. On tour, he has performed in over 50 countries on six continents. Highlights include: The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall, plus several tours with the orchestra (US and abroad), the Honolulu Symphony and Opera, Kansas City Symphony, and Blue Man Group. He has recorded for Disney, YES, MSG and ESPN television productions, and for numerous jazz, pop and classical composers.
As an educator, Steve frequently presents master classes on percussion pedagogy and techniques for colleges and school districts. In 2017, Steve joined the music education faculty at Hofstra University as an adjunct professor teaching percussion methods classes. Steve has been an Artist-in-Residence for multiple school districts including East Meadow, Baldwin, Port Washington, Herricks, Hewlett, and many others. He has been the Percussion Artist-In-Residence for Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts since 2000 and is on the Board of Directors for Long Island Youth Orchestra. Steve also served as the Co-Chair for Percussion for New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) for two years. Along with his brother, Steve is the co-author of the Festival Sight Reading Series published by Pinnacle Music Press, Inc.