• Bass Instructor
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony. 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

8/29
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

8/31
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

9/08
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
Begins at 7:00 PM | Read more

Curtsinger Music Building
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
“Harmony Writer,” a customized typewriter for musical notation that preceded FINALE by over three decades! We will be having a brief reception to officially present this display that also includes a...
9/15
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
9/23
Faculty Chamber Recital
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Chamber Recital

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K 493

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Featuring: Piano, Cahill Smith Violin, Geoffrey Herd Viola, Deanna Anderson Cello, Heather...

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