Guest Lecturer (Jazz Guitar)
On Faculty since 1981
Chicago-based guitarist Steve Ramsdell performs commercial music, jazz classics, solo classical music, and original music as a leader. Some performance highlights include New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Steve’s original music at SPACE in Evanston, performances with Spider Saloff at the Iridium in New York, and shows with Matt Geraghty at Ondojazz in Lisbon and the Chicago Jazz Fest. Steve’s musical arrangements can be heard on Spider Saloff’s CD Like Glass, while his original compositions appear on his release Looking For… and his first CD Steve Ramsdell Group. As a teacher with decades of experience, Steve works with all levels of guitarists, striving to help students develop the skills needed to pursue their musical goals.
M.M. jazz pedagogy, 1994
B.M. classical guitar performance, 1991