Philharmonia Ensemble Director
Dr. Steven Eric Hawk is a conductor, composer, and violist. He holds a doctorate of music degree from the University of Georgia in orchestral conducting, with a minor area in composition. Having a passion for 19th century composer Hans Rott, his dissertation on Rott’s Symphony No. 1 was recently selected for publication. He received his Master of Music degree in instrumental conducting from Colorado State University and a Bachelors degree in composition from the University of Central Florida.
Currently, he serves as the music director of the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, the Georgia Youth Symphony Philharmonia, and the Fulton Science Academy Private School orchestras in Alpharetta.
Dr. Hawk’s teaching experience encompasses a wide variety of ages and levels. He has been an instructor at many music institutions, including the Amadeus Piano Academy in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony in Leesburg, Florida, the Community Music School at UGA, and PianoAlpharetta. He has served as a music faculty member at Agnes Scott College and the Atlanta Music Project.
In addition to his teaching and conducting duties, Dr. Hawk is an active arranger and composer. He wrote and premiered his first symphony at UGA in 2014 and continues to write/arrange for numerous ensembles. He is currently working on original and arranged educational string music for publication.