A conversation with Big Ears artist, Steven Schick

Apr 1, 2016

Percussionist, conductor, teacher, and author, Steven Schick, grew up on a farm in Northern Iowa, where he learned the important lesson of hard work and also came to appreciate the sounds of nature. 

A few days ago, Steven visited WUOT and chatted candidly with morning concert host, Melony Dodson, about why he chose percussion, why he performs contemporary music, how he "fell into" conducting, and views on music in general.

Schick leads the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in an opening-night concert at this years' Big Ears Festival that features John Luther Adams' Pulitzer-prize and Grammy-award winning work Become Oceans, Lachrimae by Bryce Dessner, and the cello concerto No.2 by Philip Glass.  Schick also presents a solo percussion set on Saturday at 12:30pm at The Mill and Mine.