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Stem, Erich
Associate Professor of Music

Primary Phone: 812-941-2255
Secondary Phone: 812-941-2255

Dr. Erich Stem’s music has been described as “sophisticated and intriguing” (Washington Post) and “unique and beautiful” (Boston Theatre Review) and has been performed by groups throughout the U.S. and Europe. Stem has won IU Southeast honors such as the Distinguished Research and Creativity Award and acceptance into FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching). Stem is the founder of New Dynamic Records and can be seen talking about the label in the documentary, Music of Our Time (on YouTube). For more information about Dr. Stem, please visit:

Education: 2003: Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland. 2000: Master of Arts, George Mason University; Fairfax, Virginia. 1996: Bachelor of Music, James Madison University; Harrisonburg, Virginia. Major: Music Industry; Minor: Business Administration.


Influence and Music
Category: Appreciating music
Sub Category: Arts and Entertainment
A/V Requirements: CD Player with Speakers,Computer with Projector

approx. 1 hour The role of external influences on one’s creative output. The presentation will feature Stem's compositions and the music from the first album of New Dynamic Records, Influence.
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The Business of the Creative Artist
Category: Career planning
Sub Category: Education
A/V Requirements: Computer with Projector

approx. 1 - 2 hour) Covers the basics of business strategies for building a career as a creative artist. Best suited for those with no or limited business experience.
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The Role of Creativity and Research in the Discovery Process
Category: Creativity and innovation
Sub Category: Business and Technology
A/V Requirements: Podium with microphone

Introductory speech (given at that 2009 IUS Student Conference) Stem discusses the discovery process and the importance of organizations supporting research and innovation.
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