Steve Caracature

steve auerbach
musician, composer, producer

801.577.2263 or email steve


Illustration by Carel Pieter Brest Van Kempen
Music Education

I started teaching music on the day that I presented my WISE high school 'senior project' in New York.  It was a multimedia performance that included a 20 piece band of my fellow students, photo projections, video and a concert.  Among other things, I showed photo transparancies of scores that I wrote in a lecture sort of performance art show to teach an audience of students, parents and faculty about music scoring and arrangement.  

After high school, in Los Angeles; Guitar Center and Yamaha Corporation trained me to become a Certified Yamaha Clinician, specializing Frequency Modulation Synthesis for the Yamaha DX and TX series of music synthesizers.  I taught producers and recording artists new technology in special clinics and in their homes.

At the University of Utah, I served as teaching assistant in the Electronic Music Laboratory and to the Composer-in-Residence, Dr. Vladimir Ussachevsky.  I taught electronic music history, composition, theory, acoustics, electro-acoustics, synthesis and recording technique.

More recently, I developed and managed after school rock music programs for the Paul Green School of Rock Music.  
I developed three operations in Utah, opened one in Colorado and helped supervise another in Texas.

Below are some of my favorite videos of some of my favorite musicians:

YYZ
by Rush
Utah Arts Festival, 2007
Lark's Tongue in Aspic
by King Crimson

The Baronet Theatre
School of Rock Music Festival
Asbury Park, NJ  June 23, 2007

Long Distance Runaround
by YES

The Baronet Theatre
School of Rock Music Festival
Asbury Park, NJ  June 23, 2007
Montana by Frank Zappa
The Circuit, Midvale, Utah
Paul Green School of Rock Music, February 2007