Steve Mullins

Steve Mullins is an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, and ethnomusicologist. He specializes in classical and flamenco guitar, along with mandolin, banjola, bouzouki, and other stringed instruments from various World Music traditions. He has taught at the University of Colorado, the University of Wyoming, Regis University, and Metro State University, and is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at CU Boulder, and Metro State in Denver. He has earned his doctorate in ethnomusicology from CU Boulder. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Flamenco Gestures: Musical Meaning in Motion, dealing with aesthetics in Spanish flamenco. He was a columnist for Mandolin Magazine for 15 years. His compositions have been heard in settings as diverse as television commercials, film documentaries, national public radio, silent movies, multi-media flamenco shows, and dancing horse performances at the National Western stock show. He has performed with the Colorado Music Festival orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Longmont Symphony, Denver Brass, the Boulder Mahler Festival Orchestra, the Timberline Symphony, the Steamboat Symphony, and the Western Kentucky University Orchestra. He is a member of Barbelfish Balkan Band, Laughing Hands, Rim of the Well, Duo Mosaico (classical guitar duo), Mullins and Walter Duo (guitar and marimba) and the principal guitarist for Flamenco Denver. He has received numerous grants and commissions to compose music for dance productions and other events in Colorado, including a flamenco suite for orchestra performed by the Longmont Symphony.