• Steve Benne
    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

9/29
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano

Chattanooga Symphony Associate Concertmaster Josh Holritz and Assistant Professor ChoEun Lee will present a recital featuring the first three sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven.

This...

10/03
Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano
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Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano

Recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by the Washington Post, pianist Charlie Albright will be returning to Lee...

10/10
Wind Ensemble Concert
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Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert

Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David R. Holsinger, professor of music, a renowned composer and national band clinician. The ensemble performs traditional band literature for winds and...

10/16
Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
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Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the south end of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful...

10/17
Sr. Recital: Christine Armao, soprano & Stacy Wells, mezzo soprano
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Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Christine Armao, soprano & Stacy Wells, mezzo soprano

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the south end of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful...

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