From 2001-03 Professor Scotty Stepp was granted a Fulbright Fellowship and a Harriet Hale Wooley scholarship to study in Paris, France, under the direction of acclaimed saxophonist Jean-Yves Fourmeau. Mr. Stepp has been a visiting adjunct faculty saxophone instructor at Indiana University, Indiana State University, and Millikin University. He completed his Master of Arts in Saxophone Performance at Bowling Green State University under the tutelage of Dr. John Sampen. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University where he studied with Dr. Paul Bro. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at DePauw University and the University of Indianapolis.
Mr. Stepp has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China. Most notable are performances at the United States Embassy in Paris, France, a selected performer at the German-American Fulbright Program's 50th-anniversary conference in Berlin, Germany, and performances in Greece, Cyprus, and Italy. Other saxophone experiences include first prize winner at the 1998 National Saxophone Competition of the North American Saxophone Alliance in Evanston, Illinois, semi-finalist at the 1998 2nd International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant, Belgium, finalist in the 1999 Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC competition in Potsdam, New York, and prize winner as a member of the Millennium Saxophone Quartet at the Fischoff 2000 National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Indiana. He has performed with the Indianapolis, Chicago Civic, Lafayette, Toledo, Canton, Columbus, Carmel, and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestras as well as the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Greece. Mr. Stepp is currently a member of the Solaire Quartet.