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During the 2009 fall semester, Steve Knight was reporter/editor-in-chief of The Collegian and a journalism student at Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, pursuing a journalism career.He previously served as reporter/managing editor during the 2009 spring semester.He  was honored in 2009 by the Texas Community College Journalists Association (First Place, Investigative Writing; Second Place, Editorial Writing; Honorable Mention, News Writing) and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (Honorable Mention, On-site Print News Writing).

Before returning to college, Knight taught instrumental music in the Texas public schools for several years and is active as a composer and arranger.He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.Originally from El Paso, Knight attended Coronado High School. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Knight's music compositions and arrangements have been performed for the Texas Music Educators Association, International Clarinet Association, Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and the Texas State Marching Contest.His music publishers include JPM Music Publications, Cimarron Music Press, Harold Gore Publishing Company , RBC Music Publications , BRS Music, TRN Music Publisher and Thunderbird Music Publications.

Knight has won an ASCAP Standard Award each year since 1999.

Work experience

Jan 1997Present


Thunderbird Music Publications
May 2009Present


Demand Studios
  • Contributed artcles for Web sites including and
Sep 2008Dec 2009

Reporter/Managing Editor/Editor-in-chief

Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Maintained names and events calendar
  • Wrote news and feature stories, covered events on all campuses
  • Wrote editorials and weekly column
  • Photographed events
  • Assisted with design of paper, wrote headlines and cutlines using InDesign
  • Edited and proofed pages prior to publication
  • Covered TCC board of trustees
Jul 2006Jul 2008

Junior High Band Director

Everman ISD
Sep 2004Jul 2006

Band/Orchestra Department Supervisor

Brook Mays Music
Mar 2003Sep 2004

Band/Orchestra Department Sales

Mr. E's Music
Aug 2002Nov 2002

Junior High Band Director

Electra ISD
Aug 2000Aug 2002

Junior High Band Director

Bowie ISD
Jul 1996Jun 1997

Band/Orchestra/Jazz Print Music Sales

Pender's Music Company
Aug 1993Jul 1996

Assistant Band Director

Lubbock-Cooper ISD
Aug 1991Aug 1993

Assistant Band Director

Texas City ISD
Aug 1990Dec 1990

Band Director

Amarillo ISD




Tarrant County College


Texas Tech University


Texas Tech University

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