David Warren Steel
Warren Steel, professor of music emeritus, retired from full-time teaching in 2015. A faculty member since 1980, he served as area head for music history and literature, and was affiliated with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the medieval studies minor. Steel teaches applied organ and harpsichord, and performs with the “Mockingbird” early music ensemble. His book The Makers of the Sacred Harp was published in 2010 by University of Illinois Press. Other books include an edition of the collected works of American composer Daniel Belknap (1771-1818) from Garland Publications and an edition of the works of Stephen Jenks (1772-1856), published by A-R Editions in 1995. His organ CD Baroque Pearls: Rediscovered Gems from France and Spain was issued on Centaur Records in 2007. He served the music department as webmaster from 1994 to 2015, and maintains a web site for Sacred Harp singing. For additional information his publications, research, and other activities see his curriculum vitae.