About Me

Author / Teacher / Translator / Arts Administrator

Follow me @jpsteichen.

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I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Virginia and University of Chicago before completing a PhD in musicology from Princeton University.  As contingent faculty I taught classes at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

Prior to my doctoral studies I worked for five years in the development office at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and I currently work as Director of Individual Gifts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

I am active as a lecturer and writer for arts organizations including the the San Francisco Ballet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Park Avenue Armory, and Carnegie Hall.

I’m the author of Balanchine and Kirstein’s American Enterprise (Oxford University Press).

I’m the translator (German to English) of Laurenz Lütteken’s Music of the Renaissance (University of California Press).

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One thought on “About Me

  1. Missed MoMA show. Congratulations. Will look for Enterprise. B & K gave me my chance to draw from life in the theater, as I wrote, “a great labor and pleasure.” I am an abstract artist drawing an abstract artist, with the observer Kirstein looking over our shoulders. ever SA

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