• Steve Benne
    Steve Benne,
    Double Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

9/20
Guest Artist Recital: Alexander Lapins, tuba and euphonium & Paul Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Alexander Lapins, tuba and euphonium & Paul Lee, piano
9/23
Guest Artist Recital: Hyejin Pak, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Hyejin Pak, piano
This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public!
9/30
Guest Artist Recital: Brittney Patterson, flute & EunHee Park, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Brittney Patterson, flute & EunHee Park, piano
10/01
Lee Trio Concert: The Crown Jewel of Germany and Others
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Lee Trio Concert: The Crown Jewel of Germany and Others
10/03
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Conor McDonald, baritone
Begins at 4:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Conor McDonald, baritone
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