Steve Alford

Adjunct Music Faculty

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Composer/Leader of the acclaimed genre-bending big band "Rational Discourse," Steve Alford is a graduate of the prestigious Studio Music and Jazz program at the University of Miami/ Alford traveled the world as a musician before settling down in Asheville, NC. He performs actively in Asheville and beyond, leading and directing Rational Discourse and METAL, and as a member of the E.Normus Trio and Road Less Traveled.

When not performing or composing, Alford divides his musical time between teaching at UNC Asheville and his own thriving private studio.


  • B.M., University of Miami