Steven e. Schnall, mm/dma (abd) Professional Educator, Performer, & Clinician from Chicago, Illinois



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2014 CURRICULUM VITAE

STEVEN E. SCHNALL, MM/DMA (ABD)

Professional Educator, Performer, & Clinician from Chicago, Illinois

Address: 2705 Skylane Dr-Naperville, Illinois

www.steveschnall.net

Contacts: 312-399-3936 or schnallsaxdoc@gmail.com or tjag1@hotmail.com
SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, & BARITONE SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, PICCOLO, ALTO FLUTE, BASS FLUTE, A & Bb CLARINET, BASS CLARINET, CONTRABASS CLARINET, OBOE, MELODICA, ETHNIC WORLD INSTRUMENTS, PIANO, ORGAN, SYNTHESIZER, PERCUSSION, CONDUCTING, VOCALS
Education
2009-Present Doctorate of Musical Arts (w/ minor in Musicology), University of Illinois- Champaign, Illinois on Full Scholarship with 3.9 GPA-Classes completed May 2011 and is considered Doctorate ABD

  • Studied privately with Chip McNeill, Glenn Wilson

2007-2008 Masters of Music in Jazz Studies (with highest distinction), DePaul University-Chicago, Illinois



  • Studied privately with Mark Colby, Dr. Robert Lark, Robert Palmieri, and Thomas Matta

  • Performed Master’s Degree Recital with the program consisting of challenging songs (both originals and jazz standards) each played on a different woodwind instruments including all saxophones, flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet

  • 3.98 GPA for all classes

1992-1996 Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance with a Minor in Conducting, Capital University-Columbus, Ohio



  • Studied privately with Dr. Michael Cox, Vaughn Wiester, Dr. Lou Fischer, Stan Smith, and Ray Eubanks

  • Additionally, studied privately with Music Theorist, Dr. Rocky Reuter for Schenkerian Analysis

  • 4.0 GPA for all music classes

  • Finished all academic classes in only three years, due to testing out of freshman music theory, sight-singing, and all piano competencies

  • Featured soloist with Big Band and Wind Symphony

1989-1992 Dublin High School-Dublin, Ohio



  • Studied privately with Flip Jackson, Jim Carroll, Al Goelz, Jim Hill, Gene Walker

  • Graduated with High Honors

  • Member of National Honor Society two years

  • Featured soloist with Big Band and Symphonic Band

  • 3.92 GPA for all classes


Teaching Experience
2014-Present-Sax,clarinets,flutes,theory,improv instructor at Midwest Music Academy (Plainfield, Illinois)
2014-Adjudicated at IMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition at Rich South High School
2013-Present-Saxophone/Woodwind/Jazz Instructor for Plainfield School District 202
2010-Present-Performance VOLUNTEER work at Alleluia Lutheran Church (Naperville, Illinois)
2010-Present-Woodwind Instructor at Alleluia Lutheran Church and Music N Me Program (Naperville, Illinois)
1990-Present-Maintained a constant flow of private study students from beginner to advanced (All ages)
2008-Woodwind Instructor at Jahn Elementary School through Chicago Public Schools
2006-Adjudicated at Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival-Rolling Meadows, Illinois
2005-Adjudicated at Rolling Meadows Jazz Festival-Rolling Meadows, Illinois
1997-Saxophone/Woodwind Instructor at Highland Park High School-Highland Park, Illinois (Charles Emmons, Band Director)
1993-Saxophone/Woodwind Instructor at Dublin High School-Dublin, Ohio (Dr. Jeff Keller, Band Director)
1992-Saxophone/Woodwind Instructor at Dublin High School-Dublin, Ohio (Dr. Jeff Keller, Band Director)
Performing Experience

STEVE SCHNALL HAS PERFORMED AND RECORDED WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN, MAZE, BABYFACE, PATTI LABELLE, MEMBERS OF DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, JEFF COFFIN, BOBBY SHEW, MEMBERS OF LOS LOBOS, STEVE BERLIN, WAYNE BERGERON, ROB PARTON, JON SPIEGEL’S ELECTROLUX, BLUES BROTHERS BAND, PETE ELLMAN, BOB CASE, MARIE OSMOND, THE TEMPTATIONS, GUY LOMBARDO ORCHESTRA, JOHN ABERCROMBIE, FRANK SINATRA JR., DIANA ROSS, CECE & BEBE WINANS, O’JAYS, DELLS, NATALIE GRANT, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, KEELY SMITH, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, CATHY RICHARDSON, MARTHA REEVES, CHRIS VADALA, CHARO, SUGAR BLUE, BUDDY GUY, CAPTAIN & TENILLE, BOBBY RYDELL, MICHAEL GABRIEL, AL MARTINO, RALPH CARMICHAEL, JONATHAN PIERCE, MARGARET BECKER, TWILA PARIS, DARIUS BROOKS, ANDREWS SISTERS TRIBUTE, THE WINANS, CARY HOFFMAN, THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS, TED ALIOTTA, AL JARREAU, BRIAN MCKNIGHT, THE WHISPERS, PEABO BRYSON, BEN VEREEN, 3 MO TENORS, CLAY AIKEN, MICHAEL W. SMITH, BOBBY VINTON, PHIL WOODS, JIM MCNEELEY, RUFUS REID, WYCLIFFE GORDON, GLADYS KNIGHT, MARK COLBY, TOMMY DORSEY ORCH, NAJEE, GEORGE DUKE, KIRK WHALUM, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BOB NEWHART, KATHERINE MCPHEE, DON RICKLES, FRANKI VALLI, AND MANY OTHERS! SEE BELOW FOR NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:


2014-Peformance and featured artist/clinician at Dublin Coffman High School (Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax) Dublin, Ohio
2014-Performance with Fulkinetic for Suwanee International Beerfest (Tenor Sax, Flute) Atlanta, Georgia
2014-Performance with Pete Ellman Big Band feat. Bobby Shew at Mullins (Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet) Lisle, Illinois
2014-Performance with Garrison/Paliga Octet for Chitown Jazz Fest at Fitzgeralds (Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Flute) Berwyn, Illinois
2014-Performance with Pete Ellman Big Band for Chitown Jazz Fest at Fitzgeralds (Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet) Berwyn, Illinois
2014-Performance with Pete Ellman Big Band & Andrew Sisters Tribute at North Central College (Tenor Sax) Naperville, Illinois
2013-Performance with Syd Brown Orch at Governor’s State University (Alto, Tenor Sax) Chicago, Illinois
2013-Performance with Matteson School District 162 Winter Concert (Alto, Tenor Sax) Matteson, Illinois
2013-Performance with Pete Ellman Big Band at Mullins w/ Wycliffe Gordon and Wayne Bergeron (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet) Lisle, Illinois
2013-Performance with Garrison/Paliga Octet at North Central College (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2013-Performance with Jeff Coffin (Baritone Sax) Chicago, Illinois
2012-Performance with Natalie Grant and Apostolic Church of God *TELEVISED NATIONALLY* (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax) Chicago, Illinois
2012-Performances with Bob Lark Alumni Big Band (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute) Chicago, Illinois
2012-Performances with Norman Friede Big Band (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute) Chicago, Illinois
2010-Present-Volunteer for various services/events at Alleluia Lutheran Church (Saxophones, Woodwinds) Chicago, Illinois
2010-2011-Member of University of Illinois Latin Jazz Ensemble (Baritone Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet) Champaign, Illinois
2009-Present-Member of Trippin Billies (The Nation’s Biggest Dave Matthews Tribute Band) (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxes) Chicago, Illinois
2009-Performance with Gerald Albright (Alto Sax, Flute) Chicago, Illinois
2009-Performance with University of Illinois Balinese Gamelan Ensemble at PASIC Convention [Suling(bamboo flute)] Indianapolis, Indiana
2009-Performance with Franki Valli (Baritone Sax) Chicago, Illinois
1996-Present-Member of Bill Porter Orchestra-Frank Sinatra’s Midwest Backing Band (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Clarinet) The only big band in Chicago to have a consistent weekly performance on Wednesday nights for over twelve years at Green Dolphin Street.
1996-Present-Recording session musician on all saxophones and woodwinds-Early major commercial spots include Budweiser, Dairy Queen, Montgomery Ward, Sony Playstation, Sunbeam, TCF Bank, as well as many solo projects including: Jump City, The Tremblors, Guy Fricano’s Jazz Sextet, Bill Archer’s Big Fun
1998-Present-Performer at Chicago’s Christ Universal Temple and Chicago’s House of Hope Orchestras (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
1998-Present-Appointed first call Alto and Baritone Saxophonist by the largest Chicagoland music contractor for such artists as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, The Dells, The Isley Brothers, and other high-profile acts traveling through the Midwest
1998-Present-A regular performer with many Chicago bands including M13,Trippin Billies,

Peter Hennes Orchestra, Jon Spiegel’s Electrolux, Jazz Consortium Big Band, Model Citizens Big Band, Ryan Adamson’s Medium Ensemble, Alan Greysik’s Swing Shift Orchestra, Chicago Skyliner’s Big Band, Jeff Hedberg’s C11, Sway Chicago, Rob Parton’s Jazztech Big Band, Sidemen Big Band, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Michael Lerich Orchestra, Jon Burnett Orchestra, Barry Winograd’s Alternative Big Band, Dick Judson Orchestra, Bill Porter Orchestra, Teddy Lee Orchestra (All Saxophones and Woodwinds)


2009-Performances with Don Rickles (Lead Alto/Flute/Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2009-Performance with Tim Aubuchon New Music Band (Bari Sax, Woodwinds) Chicago, Illinois
2009-Performance with Bill Porter Orchestra on WGN-TV Midday News Show (Alto Saxophone) Chicago, Illinois
2009-Performance with the Temptations and Katherine McPhee for the 50th Anniversary of Motown Celebration (Lead Alto, Clarinet, Flute) Chicago, Illinois
2008-Performer at the grand re-opening of Chicago’s Jazz Showcase with DePaul University Jazz Ensemble featuring alto saxophonist Phil Woods (Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2007-Performances with Marie Osmond (Alto Sax, Woodwinds) Chicago, Illinois
2007-Performance with Clay Aiken (First Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2007-Performance with Michael W. Smith (First Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2007-2008-DePaul University Jazz Ensemble performances with Phil Woods, Mark Colby, Jim McNeeley, Rufus Reid, and Wycliffe Gordon (Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2006-Performance with Clay Aiken (First Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2006-Performance with Michael W. Smith (First Clarinet/Bass Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2006-Original member of the Cavalcade of Music Foundation that performed for the grand re-opening of the Skokie Theater in Skokie, Illinois-Also performed weekly matinee shows open to the public (Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Flute, Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2005-Recorded and Performed “Sounds of Christmas” at the House of Hope in Chicago, Illinois-Television special was aired on WGN-TV December 2005, 2006, and 2007-Other notable musicians involved include: Cece and Bebe Winans, Jonathan Pierce, Twila Paris, Darius Brooks, Kirk Whalum, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, and Brian McKnight (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo) Chicago, Illinois
2005-Performance with Matt Russell and the Old Corruption in New York City for a record label showcase (Keys, Saxophones, Vocals, Clarinet, Flute) New York, New York
2005-Performances with Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Sinfonietta (Saxophone and Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2004-2006-Member of The Voodoo Kings, a band emphasizing roots/rock originals (Saxophones) Chicago, Illinois
2004-2005-Member of Stephanie Wells Project, an alternative/rock original band (Keys and Saxophones) Chicago, Illinois
2004-Bandleader and Co-Founder of Urban Funk Ordinance invited to New York City for a record label performance with 2 Generations Management Company (Saxophones, Keys, Flute, Djembe, Vocals) Chicago, Illinois
2004 and 2006-Urban Funk Ordinance appearance on WGN-TV Morning News Show

(Bandleader, Saxophones, Keys, Flute, Djembe, Vocals) Chicago, Illinois


2003-Joined Big Band Cavalcade, a national touring big band (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet) Chicago, Illinois
2003-Appointed by Robert Black as the substitute saxophonist for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago, Illinois
1999-Performer with Bill Porter Orchestra, Frank Sinatra’s Midwest Backing Band, for a three-week tour of Japan (Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Clarinet) Japan
1999-Performer with Rock ‘N’ Roll Chef on WGN-TV Morning News Show (Alto and Tenor Saxophones) Chicago, Illinois
1998-Appointed Lead Alto Saxophonist by Bill Porter for the Bill Porter Orchestra Chicago, Illinois
1998-Performed for the first running production of “Love, Janis” at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago (Baritone Sax) Chicago, Illinois
1996-2006-Bandleader/Co-Founder of Urban Funk Ordinance, a jazz/funk/rock original and cover band- This band traveled across North America working with multiple booking agents. The group recorded three albums entitled “Urban Funk Ordinance: The Interplanetary Superheroes of Funk”, “Urban Funk Ordinance: Live at the Cubby Bear”, and “Urban Funk Ordinance: The Exception to The Rule”. Major performances include many national music conferences such as NEMO Boston, Midwest Music Conference, and the Midwest Music Summit (Vocals, Saxophones, Keys, Flute, Djembe) Chicago, Illinois
1996-Music Director for Royal Caribbean’s “Legend of the Seas” Cruise Ship-Responsibilities included conducting, arranging, and bandleading. Gained musical insight through traveling to many ports including Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Acapulco, Hawaii, and Alaska-Additionally, performed with Keely Smith, Charo, Captain and Tenille, Frank Sinatra Jr., and many others (Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet)
1995-Featured soloist with Capital University Wind Symphony-Columbus, Ohio (Grundman’s “Concertante for Band and Alto Saxophone”) Columbus, Ohio
1995-Performance at Midwest Band Clinic with Capital University Wind Symphony-Chicago, Illinois (Principal Alto Sax) Chicago, Illinois
1995-Performed and received outstanding soloist award at Elmhurst College Jazz Festival with Capital University Big Band (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax) Chicago, Illinois
1995-Performance with Capital University Big Band with special guest multi-instrumentalist, Chris Vadala (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax) Columbus, Ohio
1995-Member of Capital University Fusion and MIDI Bands Columbus, Ohio
1994-1996-Performer with Honk, Wail, and Moan-progressive big band (Alto and Tenor Saxophones) Columbus, Ohio
1993-1996-Member of New Basics Brass Band (Tenor Sax) Columbus, Ohio
1993-1996-Member of Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra (Alto and Tenor Saxophones) Columbus, Ohio
1992-1995-Member of Capital University Big Band (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax) Columbus, Ohio
1992-1995-Member of Capital University Chamber Winds and Wind Symphony (three years on 1st Alto Sax, one year on Bb Clarinet) Columbus, Ohio
1992-Performance with Dublin High School Jazz Band for First Lady Barbara Bush and re-dedication of the Columbus Public Library (Lead Alto Sax, Soprano Sax) Columbus, Ohio
1991-Attended Eastman School Of Music Saxophone Camp (Ramon Ricker, Director-Professor of Saxophone) Rochester, New York
1990-1992-Member of Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble-Todd Stoll, Director (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax) Columbus, Ohio
1990-Attended Ohio State University Jazz Camp (Ted McDaniel-Director of Jazz Studies) Columbus, Ohio
1990-1992-Studied privately with top Columbus jazz musicians including Ted ‘Flip’ Jackson, Al Goelz, Errol Schlabach, and Gene Walker Columbus, Ohio
1990-Attended Super Saxophone Camp at Bowling Green State University (John Sampen-Director-Professor of Saxophone) Bowling Green, Ohio

Awards & Honors
2010-Winner/Partipant in Allaboutjazz.com’s Battle of the College Bands (from Depaul University Jazz Ensemble studio recording made in 2008) (Baritone Saxophone)
2009-Full Scholarship Doctorate in Musical Arts from University of Illinois
2008-Graduated with Highest Distinction (3.98 GPA) from DePaul University with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies
2008-Winner the School Aged Kids category Children’s Award from www.childrensmusic.org with the Sharp Cookies
2008-Featured in Travelhost Magazine (Nov-Dec 2008 edition) which is circulated to hotels in the Chicagoland area-Article: “The Green Dolphin: Big Band Jazz with Bill Porter”
2007-Featured in The Record newspaper, Entertainment Section, on January 21, 2007 in an article by Mike Kerwick entitled “In Closter, a Ph.D. Salesman Rocker”
2007-Featured in Chicago Tribune newspaper on April 27, 2007 in an article by Howard Reich entitled “Bill Porter’s Big-Band Beat and Verve Draw the Dancers”
2006-Selected member of www.sessionplayers.com which features the top studio musicians in the world
2006-Urban Funk Ordinance selected by www.centerstagechicago.com as “Who’s Who in Chicago”
2003-Urban Funk Ordinance featured in Athens Music Network in 2003 in an article entitled “The Future of Halloween in Athens”
2002-Urban Funk Ordinance song “Funkmeister” selected as first track of the 2002 Millenium Music Conference Compilation CD
1995-Featured soloist with Capital University Wind Symphony-Columbus, Ohio (Grundman “Concertante for Band and Alto Saxophone”)
1995-Outstanding Soloist Award at Elmhurst College Jazz Festival performing with Capital University Big Band-Elmhurst, Illinois (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax)
1992-Received a perfect score on AP Music Exam and tested out of all freshman music theory courses at Capital University
1992-McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band-1st Place Saxophonist in Ohio
1992-Recipient of Louis Armstrong High School Jazz Award
1992-Outstanding Soloist Award at Coyle’s Jazz Festival performing with Dublin High School Stage Band-Columbus, Ohio (Lead Alto Sax, Soprano Sax)
1992-Selected for Ohio All-State Band (1st Alto Sax)
1992-Selected for Ohio State University Honor’s Band (1st Alto Sax)

1991-Selected for Ohio State University Honor’s Band (1st Alto Sax)


Recordings
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Valdys Judys-Self Titled” By Val Judys (Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax”
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Matt Jones-Self Titled” by Matt Jones (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Jason Vinluan-Self Titled” by Jason Vinluan (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Voodoo Jones-Self Titled” by Voodoo Jones (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Pete Ellman Big Band Feat. Bobby Shew” by Pete Ellman (Bari Sax, Bass Clarinet)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Fulkinetic” by Fulkinetic (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Pete Ellman Big Band Live Feat. Wycliffe Gordon & Wayne Bergeron” by Pete Ellman (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet)
2014-Recorded on CD Release “Christmas Time Is Here” by Rob Parton Big Band (Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute)
2013-Recorded on CD Release “TBA” by Jim Robertson (Saxophones)
2012-Recorded on CD Release “Horse-Drawn Productions Christmas Vol 4” (Saxophones, Woodwinds, Vocals)
2012-Recorded on CD Release “Take Me Down” by Jim Robertson (Saxophones, Flute)
2012-Recorded on CD Release “Bouncing Ball of Energy” by Sharp Cookies (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2011-Recorded on CD Release “TBA” by Damola Ashaye (Saxophones)
2011-Recorded on CD Release “Horse-Drawn Productions Christmas Vol 3” (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2010-Recorded on CD Release “H4H” by Hobos For Hire (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2010-Recorded on CD Release “TBA” by Drew Scott Band (Saxophones)
2010-Recorded on CD Release “Horse-Drawn Productions Christmas Vol 2” (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2009-Recorded on CD Release “Selt-Titled” by Clarence Washington
2009-Recorded on CD Release “TBA” by Lorus Band (Saxophones)
2009-Recorded on CD Release “Horse-Drawn Productions Christmas Vol 1” (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2008-Recorded for the Sharp Cookies, a children’s music group-“Self-Titled” (Piano, Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo)
2008-Present-Began recording a three part documentary DVD/CD (Title TBA) with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble and alto saxophonist Phil Woods (Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet)
2008-Recorded with Mark Colby and DePaul University Jazz Ensemble (Title-“Next Season”) for CD release under Jazzed Media (Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet)
2008-Recorded on CD Release “TBA” by Gene Strawhun (Saxophones, Woodwinds)
2008-Recorded on CD Release “On The Track Man” by DA On The Track Man (Saxophones)
2007-Recorded on CD Release “Christmas” by Rob Parton’s Jazztech Big Band (Bari Sax, Woodwinds)
2007-Recorded on CD release “Up Front” by Michael Manson-Other notable musicians involved include: Najee, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, and Rick Braun (Alto and Tenor Saxophones)
2007-Recorded with DePaul University Jazz Ensemble (Title TBA) for CD release under Jazzed Media (Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet)
2006-Recorded on CD Release “The Bill Porter Orchestra: Live at The Green Dolphin” (Baritone Sax)
2006-Recorded on CD release “Woman to Woman: Songs of Life” by Vickie Winans (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet)
2006-Recorded on CD release “Climbing” by Matt Russell (Piano, Clarinet, Flute)
2005-Urban Funk Ordinance releases “The Exception to The Rule” CD (Vocals, Saxes, Keys, Djembe, Flute, Bass Clarinet)
2005-Appearance on “Chicago By Boat: The New River Tour”-television special on WTTW-TV with the Bill Porter Orchestra (available on DVD)
2005-Recorded and Performed “Sounds of Christmas” at the House of Hope in Chicago, Illinois-Television special aired on WGN-TV December 2005, 2006, and 2007-Other notable musicians involved include: Cece and Bebe Winans, Jonathan Pierce, Twila Paris, Darius Brooks, Kirk Whalum, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, and Brian McKnight (Lead Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo)
2005-Recorded on CD Release “Sharp Cookies” (Keys, Vocals, Saxes, Flute, Clarinet)
2002-Recorded on CD Release “Yoder: Speak Yo Mind” by Eric Yoder (Saxes, Vocals)
2002-Urban Funk Ordinance releases “Live at The Cubby Bear” (Saxes, Flute, Keys, Vocals, Djembe)
2000-Recorded on CD release “Pumpkin Patch: The Rock’n’Roll Chef” (Alto and Tenor Saxophones)
1999-Recorded on CD release “Jump ‘n’ Jive Chicago” (Baritone Sax) *WINNER of Best Jump/Swing CD of 1999 by Real Blues Magazine*
1997-Urban Funk Ordinance releases “The Interplanetary Superheroes of Funk” CD (Vocals, Saxes, Keys, Djembe, Flute)
1997-Recorded on CD release “Carmen Jones”-signed by SONY Entertainment (Saxophones)
1997-Recorded on CD release “Jim Croce: A Nashville Tribute” on House of Blues label-Other notable musicians involved include: Charlie Daniels, Kim Carnes, Michael Rhodes, Eddie Bayers, and Crystal Bernard (Saxophones and Assistant Engineer Credit)
1996-Performed on first Major CD release entitled “Blues Down Deep: A Tribute to Janis Joplin” on House of Blues label-Other notable musicians involved include: Taj Mahal, Lonnie Brooks, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay, Koko Taylor, Lou Ann Barton, Etta James, and Sugar Blue (Tenor Sax)
Professional Affiliations and Other Pertinent Information
2014-Joined NAMI and am active volunteer with them
2011-Present Volunteer Performing on a semi-regular basis
2009-Joined PASIC (Percussive Arts Society)

2008-Joined College Music Society


2008-Launched my professional musician website, www.steveschnall.net which includes news, tour dates, audio examples, a mailing list, biography, galleries, and downloadable resumes and press pictures
2008-Voting member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
2007-Submitted two articles/solo analyses to Downbeat Magazine (regarding Gerry Mulligan and Nick Brignola)
2005-Hosted a booth at for my company, SSB International Band Booking, at the NACA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan-One of the bands I booked, Mark Lonsway, was selected to perform AT the conference
2005-Member of ASCAP
2005-SSB International Band Booking, my booking agency, becomes member of NACA (National Association for Campus Activities)
2001-2006-Owned own booking agency, SSB International Band Booking, that booked indie bands into clubs and festivals around North America-One-man operation with duties that included: calling/emailing clubs, festival coordinators, school campus activities boards, as well as contract negotiations and other administrative items
1996-2006-Manager at The Saxophone Shop in Evanston, Illinois (duties included lessons, rental contracts, stocking, phone orders, counter orders, customer service, & encouraging interest in instrumental music at various elementary and middle schools in the Chicagoland area by representing the Saxophone Shop)
1996-1997-Assistant Engineer at Antelis/Morse Music Recording Studio housed inside the world famous Chicago Recording Company
1992-Present-Member of AFM (American Federation of Musicians)
1991-Copyrighted first original song for big band entitled “Love Lost”

List of Professional References for Steven Schnall
Dr. Robert Lark

Director of Jazz Studies at DePaul University/Professional Musician

773-325-4397

email: rlark@depaul.edu


Mark Colby

Professional Saxophonist/Professor of Jazz Saxophone at DePaul University and Elmhurst College

630-258-8356

email: mark.colby@sbcglobal.net


Thomas Matta

Professor of Jazz Composition & Arranging, Trombone at DePaul University/Professional Musician

773-463-0344

email: tmatta1@depaul.edu


Robert Palmieri

Professor of Jazz Guitar and Improvisation at DePaul University/Professional Musician

773-325-4393

email: rpalmier@depaul.edu


Chip McNeill

Director of Jazz Studies at University of Illinois/Professional Musician

217-333-9703

email: chipmc@illinois.edu


Glenn Wilson

Instructor of Jazz Saxophone at University of Illinois/Professional Musician

309-310-5468

email: glenndwilson@comcast.net


Robert Black

Grammy-Award Winning Saxophonist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Owner of The Saxophone Shop

224-622-2542

email: cblacksax@hotmail.com


Dr. Michael Cox

Professor of Saxophone & Jazz Studies at Capital University-Columbus, Ohio/Professional Musician

614-236-6283

Email: mcox@capital.edu


Larry Bowen

Music Contractor for major Chicagoland venues/Member of Chicago Jazz Ensemble/Professional Musician

708-922-2926

email: larry_uloud2@sbcglobal.net


Byron Bouie

Music Contractor for major Chicagoland and East Coast venues/Brother of trumpeter Lester Bouie/Professional Musician

301-695-6517
Eric Yoder

Owner of Horse-Drawn Productions Recording Studios/Professional Musician

773-562-7372

email: yo@horse-drawnproductions.com


Fred Nelson III

Music Director for Aretha Franklin, Music Leader at Christ Universal Church, Chicago

312-804-9455
Kirk Garrison

Schilke Sponsored Trumpeter/Clinician, Bandleader, Trpt with Lt. Dan Band (USO Touring Group)

219-322-6266

email: kirkgarrsion@att.net


Michelle Nelson

Bandleader/Music Leader at Alleluia Lutheran Church Naperville, IL



331-643-5042

email: sevatson@wowway.com

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