Associate Professor (UCI Symphony)
Tucker also holds diplomas from the Vienna Conservatory, Austria, and the Conductor's Institute.
At UCI Stephen Tucker devotes most his time training and performing with the university orchestra. In addition to the orchestra's numerous performances of symphonic literature from the early classical period to world premieres of recently created works, Tucker collaborates with the opera program of the music department and accompanies dance performances presented by the department of dance.
Prior to joining the music faculty at UCI Tucker was Music Director and Conductor of the Neumark Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra and chorus in Inland, Southern California, was Music Director and Conductor of The Southern California Young Artists Symphony, and frequently guest conducted orchestras and choruses in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Budapest, Hungary. Tucker is in constant demand as a recording musician, having conducted, arranged, orchestrated and performed as pianist on more than fifteen commercially released CD's and serving as composer on at least one feature film.
At UCI Tucker teaches Graduate Analysis, Conducting, and Instrumentation.