Steve Metcalf grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and began his studies under the tutelage of North Carolina Symphony member Craig Brown at age 13. Steve went on to attend Indiana University under the instruction of Professor Emeritus Lawrence Hurst and received his Bachelor's of Music. Upon graduating from Indiana, Steve moved to Los Angeles to continue his graduate studies with Peter Lloyd at the Colburn Conservatory, where he received a Professional Studies Certificate.
Serving as a principal bassist, Steve has performed with many high-level ensembles including Debut Orchestra, Colburn School of Music, New York String Seminar in 2009 and 2010, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. Steve received the Indiana University Performer’s Certificate in November 2012 of which only twelve double bassists have received since 1948. In 2009 and 2011, Steve was runner up for these Indiana University Concerto Competitions.
Alongside Steve’s studies of the double bass, he has developed an artistic curiosity in photography, video production, and technological interests in order to more efficiently share art. Musicians must be well-rounded and knowledgeable in many fields to be marketable and relevant in classical music. Steve tries to bring a new awareness and presence to classical music in the modern community it needs to reach to sustain the art form. In his free time, Steve likes to enjoy the merits of living in Colorado, which include climbing, skiing, trail running, and backpacking.