Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Steven Sodders

Postsecondary Education

University of Texas Austin

Doctor of Musical Arts

Northwestern University

Master of Music

Midwestern State University

Bachelor of Music
Appl Music & Theory & Comp

Teaching Experience

Austin Community College, Associate Professor, Austin, Texas, 2016-present.

• Oversee Instrumental Music program

• Director, Jazz Ensembles

• Theory I and II, Sight Singing/Ear Training I and II

• Applied Composition


Austin Community College, Adjunct Professor, Austin, Texas, 1996-1997; 1999-2016.

• Theory I and II, Sight Singing/Ear Training I and II, Composition, Music Appreciation, Music Fundamentals, Class Piano.

• Director, Stage Ensemble

• Interim Director, Jazz Ensemble, 2009-2010.

Trinity University, Instructor, San Antonio, Texas, Fall 1998.

• Theory III, Comprehensive Musicianship III, 18th-Century Counterpoint, Composition.

The University of Kansas, Assistant Professor, Lawrence, Kansas, Spring 1998.

• Composition, Introduction to Music Technology, Independent Study.

The Victoria College, Adjunct Instructor, Victoria, Texas, 1995-1996.

• Foundations of Music, Music Appreciation.

The University of Texas, Assistant Instructor, Austin, Texas, 1992-1993, 1994-1995.

• 20th-Century Analysis, Music for Non-Majors.

The University of Texas, Teaching Assistant, Austin, Texas, 1990-1992.

• Sight Singing/Ear Training I and II.



• Founding member of The Vagabones Trombone Quartet

• Lead Trombone, Republic of Texas Big Band

• Member of the Austin Community College Jazz Ensemble

• Former member of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Midwestern State University Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, chamber ensembles, musical theater and opera pit orchestras.


• Premiere performances as soloist, accompanist, and ensemble member

• Member of The University of Texas New Music Ensemble.


• Numerous local and touring dance and cover bands, in all styles: jazz, rock, pop, country.

Co-Director, The University of Texas Composers Concert Series, 1990-1993.

Proctor, The University of Texas Music Microcomputer Lab, 1997.

Professional Publications

Plangence, for carillon, published in Carillon Music from The University of Michigan, Number 6, Margo Halsted, editor, May, 2000.


Coruscation, for saxophone octet. Premiered by the Saxophone Ensemble of the Conservatory of Utrecht at Enschede, Johan van der Linden, director; Waterstaatskerk, Hengelo, The Netherlands, 4 November 2005.

Panoply, for wind ensemble. Premiered by The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry F. Junkin, conductor; Bates Recital Hall, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 29 September 2004.

Plangence, for carillon, SCI Region VI Conference. Sharon L. Hettinger, carillonist; The World War II Memorial Carillon, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 30 March 2001.

Plangence, for carillon, 58th Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Jeremy Chesman, Assistant Carillonist, The University of Michigan; Frederick, Maryland, 25 June 2000.

Plangence, for carillon. European premiere, Jeremy Chesman, Assistant Carillonist, The University of Michigan; Belgian Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium, 13 May 2000.

August Night, for male chorus, text by May Swenson. Commissioned by Patrick Sinozich. Premiered by the Windy City Gay Chorus, Patrick Sinozich, conductor; Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 16 June 1995.

Anochecer en la Frontera, for piano/electronics. Commissioned by the Montague-Mead Duo. Premiere by Philip Mead, piano, Stephen Montague, electronics; McCullough Theater, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 8 April 1992.

Anochecer en la Frontera, for piano/electronics. European premier by Philip Mead, piano, Stephen Montague, electronics; Dartington International Summer Music School, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, England, 14 August 1992.


ASCAP Orchestral Commissioning Awards, Nomination, 1996.

ASCAP/Rudolph Nissim Composers Competition, Finalist, 1995. Limnings, for orchestra.

ASCAP Foundation Young Composers Competition, Finalist, 1991. The Last Supper, for vocal soloists, chorus, and chamber orchestra.

Myrtle Ledford Award in Music, Midwestern State University, 1984.

Texas Music Teachers Association Composition Contest, First Place,1983. Rhapsody for Brass, for brass sextet.