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Stephen Grieco, DMA

Assistant Professor, Music

Stephen Grieco, DMA, is an experienced teacher, administrator, and leader with more than 15 years of progressive leadership experience having served as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chief Administrative Officer, Dean of Arts & Humanities, and Music Department Chair.

As a teacher and composer, his compositions have been recorded, published, and performed in Europe and throughout the United States. Some highlighted awards for his music include the North American Artist Foundation, Pro Musica, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the Contemporary Music Society. His scholarly achievements have been presented and acknowledged as a guest composer and lecturer at national conferences, colleges, and universities including New York University, Ball State University, and the University of Arizona.

Grieco holds a doctoral degree in Music Composition from Arizona State University, a Master of Music degree in Composition from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Areas of Expertise 

Music Composition, Music Technology & Media, Higher Education Leadership and Strategic Planning (VPAA, CAO, Dean, Chair, Faculty), Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Partnerships, including International, Grants and Fundraising


  • “Composition and the Music Business,” New York University 
  •  “Guest Composer and Lecturer,” West Valley Art Museum 
  •  “Music Technology and Interactive Design,” Ball State University
  •  “Guest Composer and Lecturer,” University of Arizona 
  •  “Guest Composer and Lecturer,”
 MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
  •  “Guest Composer and Lecturer,”
 State University of New York at Fredonia
  •  “Blackboard Learn Analytics Pilot” 
“Transforming an Institution Through Analytics,” Blackboard BbWorld
  •  Educause Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 
  • “Data to Dashboards: Creating and Using Analytics,” Educause Annual Conference 

“Leveraging Data in Strategic Planning: Building Institutional Capacity,” League of Innovations
  • “An Apple a Day Leads to Engaged Faculty,” 
American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention
  • “Effective Academic Decision Making,”
 League of Innovation STEMtech Conference
  • iStrategy Best Practices Webinar Series 

Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony Competition.

  • New York University winner for composition titled Invisible Wounds.

  • Grant Fletcher Orchestra Award for Christopher's Lament.

  • North American Artist Foundation Award winner.

  • Pro Musica Award.

  • Victoria Bohlen Award for excellence in Contemporary Music Composition.
  • Technology Award recipient for Creative, Engaging, and Successful Integration of Technology into the Classroom. 2002, 2001.

  • Contemporary Music Society composition winner for Discourse.
  • Contemporary Music Society composition winner for Two Worlds.

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