Chair of Keyboard Studies
Professor of Piano
Professor of Collaborative Piano
Department(s)Keyboard Studies, Piano, Collaborative Piano
Steven Harlos made his solo debut at Lincoln Center in 1986, performing the Gershwin Concerto in F. Known for his sensitivity as a collaborative artist, he has performed with many artists of international stature, including Timofei Dokshutzer, Harvey Phillips, Erick Friedman, and Gervase de Peyer. In the popular music field, he has worked with such diverse artists as Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, Maureen McGovern and Tommy Tune. As a jazz pianist, he assisted Dick Hyman in the first performances of his ballet Piano Man with the Cleveland Ballet, and subsequently performed the work with the Cleveland Ballet on numerous occasions. He also performed Mr. Hyman's ballet The Bum's Rush, with the American Ballet Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Recent successes in the field of composition include the publication of his Sonata Rubata for flute and piano by Southern Music Company, and the world premiere of his recent compositon benniana, a jazz sonatina for clarinet and piano, in China at the Changchun International Saxophone and Clarinet Festival. An active musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, he currently serves as Staff Keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and currently serves as Chair for the Division of Keyboard Studies at the University of North Texas in Denton.