Praised for their "communicative" and "hauntingly beautiful" music making, Steph is an active marimbist, composer, and cultural activist based in Boston, MA. They have recorded and premiered numerous solo and chamber music and have produced and performed several acclaimed marimba recitals, including pieces of mind (2021) and A Discourse on Black Identity (2020). Their music has been performed throughout North America, including commissions from Spectrum Ensemble, Prism Percussion, and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, among others. In addition, Steph frequently performs and teaches at schools, festivals, and panels across North America.
As an educator, helping musicians to discover new pathways of expression is the primary goal of Steph's pedagogy. Driven by high expectations and boundless curiosity, their students build agency over their tone, explore personal expression, and deepen their musical interpretations.
Steph is currently pursuing a M.M. in Marimba Performance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. They hold a B.M. in Percussion Performance from the Conservatory. Steph is a Marimba One Artist and endorses Marimba One instruments and mallets.
For more information, please visit Steph's website: https://www.stephdavismusic.com/