Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Scholarship
Steve Zegree was a dynamic and inspirational figure who relished in directing the world-renowned Singing Hoosiers and the award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble I at the Jacobs School of Music from 2012-2015. A renowned educator, his students are among today's leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing, and music education.
Zegree's choral arrangements have been published by Hal Leonard, Warner Bros., Alfred Publications, and Shawnee Press. He produced several recordings, including Mark Murphy Sings the Nat King Cole Songbook, Vol. I and II on Muse Records, which received a Grammy Award nomination. His piano CD, Steve Zegree and Friends, was released on the Sea Breeze Jazz label. As a pianist with the Western Jazz Quartet, he recorded four CDs and performed throughout the world. In addition, he performed on keyboards in the national tours of Broadway musicals, including Wicked, The Producers, and Hairspray.
His highly acclaimed first book, The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz, was published by Heritage Music Press, a division of Lorenz Music Publishing. His widely praised The Wow Factor: How to Create It, Inspire It, & Achieve It, was published by Hal Leonard Music Publications. He was a Steinway Artist.
The Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Scholarship was established by his family and friends in honor of his memory. The Jacobs School of Music is proud to award this scholarship to students enrolled in the Vocal Jazz Program at the Jacobs School.