At the California Institute of the Arts, Steve studied composition with Morton Subotnik, Mel Powell, Steven Mosko, and Mike Fink. He has received performance underwriting as well as commissions from; Meet the Composer Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Gravy Train Dance Company, Ensemble Electra and Het Oddessy 4-tet, just to name a few.
In addition to his work in chamber and concert music, Mr. Horowitz spends a lot of time writing music for interactive media. He has written music for film, television, cartoons, and video games. His work spans a wide range. In addition to his groundbreaking work as audio director for Nickelodeon online (http://www.nick.com), He is the music supervisor and lead composer for the television show I BET YOU WILL (as seen on MTV). In 1996, Steve won a Grammy award for his engineering work on the compact disc “True Life Blues, the Songs of Bill Monroe” Winner best Bluegrass album 1996.
Steve also plays the bass and frequently collaborates with other musicians. Over the years, he has joined forces with an eclectic variety of musicians such as electric guitar wizards Elliott Sharp and Henry Kaiser, Dutch jazz saxophone greats Peter Van Bergen and Michael Moore, The Clubfoot Orchestra, Glen Spearman, acoustic bassist Tatsu Aoki, and the Balkan music ensemble Zhaba.