Drum Program Chair Stewart Jean studied at the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz, which included studies with Steve Rucker and Steve Bagby. Stewart’s performing credits include Raul Midon, Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley, Bo Diddley, Tony Kaye, Ben Vereen, Lucky Peterson, Preston Smith, Ellis Hall, Sam Moore and Betty Wright, to name a few.
He has recorded for various artists on the Sony and Columbia labels and can be heard on the soundtrack for the film Contact. Most recently Stewart has recorded a few singles with L. E. Kepple for Moho Productions. An inspiring educator who is well-versed in all aspects of music, Stewart teaches specialized classes focusing on grooving and soloing. a variety of classes, including Harmony/Theory, Ear Training, Keyboard Lab, Rhythm Section Workshop and Private Lessons. In addition to teaching, Stewart is the MI Select, Common Course and Core Supervisor.