• 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

2/13
Honor Choir Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Live Stream | Read more

Conn Center
Honor Choir Concert
150 11th Street NE
2/14
Chamber Strings Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Chamber Strings Concert

340 Church Street NE

Chamber Strings, conducted by Xiaoqing Yu, will present an entertaining program entitle “A Sweetheart Valentine.” Join us with your sweetheart for this event.

2/15
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
2/15
Faculty Recital: Ronda Ford, flute & Bill Pritchard, tuba
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Faculty Recital: Ronda Ford, flute & Bill Pritchard, tuba

1250 Parker Street NE

Ronda Ford, flute, & Bill Pritchard, tuba, will present a faculty recital featuring works by Bach, Martin, Bimstein, and the Beatles.

2/20
Masterclass: Alex Karpeyev, piano
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Masterclass: Alex Karpeyev, piano
The masterclass is a free, non-ticketed event and everyone is welcome to attend. Squires Recital Hall is located in Lee University’s Humanities Center on Parker Street.
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