Harriet Steinke is a composer and collaborator currently based in Detroit, Michigan. Performances from 2017-2018 include premieres at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Michigan, 7Songwriters Series (NYC), the Third Place Concert Series (Ann Arbor, MI), the Ann Arbor SongSlam (Kerrytown Concert House), the Norfolk New Music Workshop (Norfolk, CT), and Weekend of Chamber Music (Jeffersonville, NY). Her work has earned recognition by the American Prize and the American Composers Forum as well as publication with both Colla Voce Music and Hal Leonard Corporation.
Passionate about collaboration, she works closely with many of her artist-friends, assisting with various projects, concert series', initiatives, and performances. She currently organizes the Detroit Composers' Project, an outgrowth of some local collaborations, centered on facilitating performances of new music in the city of Detroit among area-based performers and composers. DCP's first performance will feature premieres of six new works by Michigan-based composers. In addition to these various projects, she also works as an operations assistant for Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
Harriet earned a B.M. in Composition and a minor in English Literature from Butler University where she studied with Frank Felice, Ronald Caltabiano, and Michael Schelle. She did additional study in harmony and counterpoint at the EAMA-Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris, France as well as German language and literature at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.
This site includes information and media on various projects and performances as well as her scores for purchase.