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Steve Auerbach
Sep 14, 2010

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Steve Auerbach was a recording and gigging bandleader in New York by age 17.  By age 19, Steve moved to Los Angeles where he did synthesizer programming, recording sessions and development for rock, pop, funk and R&B producers and recording artists.   

Steve then studied with Composer in Residence, Vladimir Ussachevsky at the University of Utah where Steve served as Teaching Assistant in the Electronic Music Laboratory for two years.  His student film soundtrack "Malignant" won Honorable Mention at the Oswego Film Festival in 1988.  

After university, Steve's was in a run of 'working bands' in Utah played as many as 150 gigs a year until he took over his agent's company, Planet Agency.   Steve grew Planet Agency to international status with an artist roster that included members of Jane's Addiction, Frank Zappa and the P-Funk All-Stars.  In 2002, Steve co-produced a CD for Ike Willis (of Frank Zappa) with Grammy Award-winning producer Douglas Spotted Eagle.   By 2005, Steve brought School of Rock to Utah and developed four School of Rock branches in the western USA.  In 2008, Steve took a break to do commercial music, most notably an anti-tobacco ad campaign for the Utah Department of Health, Smokerman.  

In 2009, Steve founded MusicGarage.Org, first as an after-school rock and pop youth program that has since grown to a 5,000 sq ft musician's resource center in Salt Lake City where Steve serves as Director today.