Steven Erickson is originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He is known to have an exceptionally broad range of musical skills and experience: he is an accomplished classical pianist and chamber performer, but is also well known as an exceptional jazz performer and arranger, and has teaching experience across both styles.
Upon leaving college in 1996, Steve first served as the director of jazz studies at Truman State University from 1996 to 1997. He then joined the US Air Force, performing with the Air Force Band in Omaha, Nebraska until 1999, then taking an assignment in Washington D.C. with The Airmen of Note, the Air Force's premier jazz ensemble. While with the Note, Steve appeared on 10 recordings, frequently toured the continental US and Europe, and appeared with many renowned guest artists, such as Phil Woods, Doc Severinson, Al Jarreau, New York Voices, and many others.
Since retiring from the military, Steve has taken positions as adjunct faculty member at both Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University, where he teaches classical and jazz piano. He is also active as a freelance musician, performing in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. Steve has served on the NEMC faculty as Piano Instructor and Accompanist since 2017.
Doctoral studies (ABD), University of Kansas
MMus., Piano Performance, Rice University
BMus., Piano Performance, Brigham Young University