Harper College

Steven Suvada

Steven Suvada

Adjunct Faculty in Electronic Music,
Guitar, Jazz Guitar and Class Guitar
Community Music Center Instructor

Building P, Room P206

Steve has appeared as a guitar soloist with over 30 different symphony orchestras across the country. Suvada's performances have taken him to such venues as Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He has appeared on TV and radio innumerable times. Recent summer outdoor performances included music festivals in Minnesota, Ohio Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario, Canada.

Suvada completed his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees at DePaul University under the guidance of Richard Pick He has performed in Master Classes for Manuel Barrueco, Charlie Byrd, Eduardo Fernandez, Lawrence Ferrara, Tom Leisek, Jeffery Meyerriecks, Jorge Morel, Joe Pass and Myrna Sislen. In addition, he has given master classes at colleges and universities throughout the country.

Mr. Suvada's multi-faceted career has involved accompanying or opening for such artists as Vic Damone, Rosemarie, Rosemary Clooney, Bo Didley, the Crystals, the O'Jays, the Chi-lites, Lou Rawls, Les Elgart, Donna Summer, Mitzi Gaynor, The New York Voices and Oprah Winfrey.

Steve is also on the faculties of Elmhurst College and Loyola University. He teaches guitar, guitar ensemble, electronic music, and world music.

Last Updated: 4/8/24