Mr. Loew was born in Brooklyn, New York and began serious clarinet studies at the Juilliard School of Music where he was principal clarinetist in the orchestra under the direction of Maestro James Conlon. Steve received a Long Island Musicians Scholarship and a full tuition scholarship as winner of the Newsday competition to study at Hofstra University where he was principal clarinetist with the orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Steve continued his studies at the Juilliard School and at the State University of New York at Fredonia where he was awarded a full scholarship to study with Fred Ormand.
Mr. Loew has studied with Stanley and Naomi Drucker, Donald Lituchy at the Juilliard School, Leon Russianoff and Fred Ormand. He is a 14 year veteran of the United States Marine Band in Washington, DC. (The President’s Own) where he was a solo clarinetist with the band and a member of the White House Orchestra. Steve has performed for President’s Ford, Carter, Reagan and Bush Sr. Steve has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Long Island Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony and the National Gallery Orchestra. He has appeared on many television specials backing up some of our nation’s finest artists. He has performed with Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Johnny Mathis, Roberta Flack, rock star Meatloaf, and jazz great Barbara Cook. He has toured and performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad.
Mr. Loew completed his Military Service as Chief of Operations and solo clarinetist of the 257th Army Band (Band of the Nation’s Capital) with 21 years of service to our country. Steve continues to play solo clarinet with the Virginia Grand Military Band in the Washington DC area and actively plays chamber music in Asheville, western North Carolina and throughout the country.
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