Resume

Composition

May 2011
Directed by Vanessa Gilbert, "Selections from The Legend of the Fairy Melusine" was produced at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

September 2010
Directed by Vanessa Gilbert, The Legend of the Fairy Melusine, Act I was produced at the William H. Hall Free Library in Cranston, RI.

2010
Commissioned by RI brass specialist, Bruce Hopkins to compose a
Concerto for Corno da Caccia

2010
Joan of Arc: an opera in Three Acts premiered as a fully staged opera in May, 2010 at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, Rhode Island. See www.joanofarcopera.com for reviews and samples of the performance.     

2009
Chamber Music for Diverse Ensembles, a program of innovative compositions by two Providence-based composers, Chris Turner and Steven Jobe. Produced October 2009.

2007
Premiere of Music for Three Hurdy-Gurdies,
October 2007 at the Round Top Center, Providence, RI

2007
Commissioned by First Works First Festival in Providence, RI to compose
Music for Three Hurdy-Gurdies

2006
RI State Council on the Arts Composition Fellowship Award for
Four Movements for String Quartet and Soprano (2005)

2006
Premiere of Concerto for Bassoon with Strings, Harp and Celesta,
June 2006, Carriage House Stage, Providence, RI

2005
Commissioned by James Morgan to compose bassoon concerto

2005
Composed Four Movements for String Quartet and Soprano

2001
Composed Bosch’s Harp (music for dance)

1997
Composed music for the 1997 Pan Twilight Circus production of Tempest Under a Big Top

1995
RI State Council on the Arts Music Composition Merit Award  for Piece d’Archet

1994
Composed music for The Life and Times of Joseph Beuys,
Rhode Island School of Design student cabaret/theatre project

1994
Commissioned to compose ballet Hansel and Gretel,
South County Players Children's Theatre

1993
Premiere of Jeanne d’Arc: An Opera in Three Acts
Bell Street Chapel, Providence, RI

1987
Commissioned by Community College of RI to compose music and lyrics to an original musical, Walking on Air

Grants       

Over the years, Steven Jobe has been the beneficiary of generous, consistent support on the part of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Unless otherwise indicated, the events below were funded by Artist Project Grants from the RI Council on the Arts.

2011

Selections from "The Legend of the Fairy Melusine," produced at the Blackstone River Theatre, May 2011. Supported by grants from NEFA/Meet the Composer and the Rislov Foundation

2010

NEFA/Meet the Composer grant to produce Melusine, Act I September 2010

2010
Joan of Arc, an Opera in Three Acts Produced at the Blackstone River Theatre, May 2010 (also supported by grants from NEFA/Meet the Composer and the Rislov Foundation)

2009
Chamber Music for Diverse Ensembles; presented by First Works, a program of original music presented in collaboration with composer Chris Turner

2008
Construction of new glass bells for Melusine opera

2007
Music for Three Hurdy-Gurdies; also funded by a grant from
The Office of Arts, Culture and Tourism (Providence, RI)

2006   
Open Rehearsals
the public was invited to the rehearsal process for music and dance at the Carriage House Stage, December 2006; also funded by aNEFA/Meet the Composer Grant

2005   

An Evening of Chamber Music by Steven L Jobe
Premier of bassoon concerto at the Carriage House Stage, June 2006
Also funded bya NEFA/Meet the Composer Grant

2004   
Happy on Our Sinking Ship
Music and dance at the Carriage House Stage, May 20005

2001   
Bosch's Harp
Music and dance at the Carriage House Stage, December 2001

2001, 2002     
RI Foundation New Works Grants to create Hieronymus Bosch instrument sculptures

2000   
Music for Labyrinth and Dance
Music and dance at a public space in downtown Providence, July 2000

1994   
Hieronymus Bosch instrument sculptures
           
1991   
Jeanne d'Arc: An Opera in Three Acts

Music Direction   

1991-98, 2000
Rhode Island School of Design, Workshop in Theatre Arts and Cabaret

1997   
Pan Twilight Circus: Tempest Under a Big Top

1995   
Pan Twilight Circus: Creatures in the Lawn  

Performance        

1984-present 
Collaboration with harmonica virtuoso and composer, Chris Turner
Traditional and original music; viola, hurdy-gurdy, vocals

1992-99          
Collaboration with accordionist and composer, Alec K. Redfearn
Traditional and original music; bassoon, hurdy-gurdy, vocals

1991-present
Trinity Repertory Theatre
Musician for various productions including Three Penny Opera and The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1984-90
Co-founder of Melusine,
An early music quartet; vielle, hurdy-gurdy, vocals

Teaching    

1993-97          
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
The Avant-Garde in Music History

1994   
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
Introduction to Music Theory

1984-90          
Instructor, Rhode Island College:
Elementary Music Theory, Survey of Music History
Medieval and Renaissance Music Literature

Education

1984   
M.A., Music History
The Ohio State University
Thesis Topic: "The Polyphonic Rondeaux of Adam de la Halle"

1983-84          
Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University

1982-83          
University Fellowship, The Ohio State University

1982   
B.M., Music Performance
Rhode Island College: Summa cum laude