Steven Allen Fox decided to go into the music business at age thirteen after hearing John Williams’s score to Steven Spielberg's Hook. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from Illinois State University and a graduate certificate in Film and Television Scoring from the University of Southern California. Mr. Fox recently served as assistant conductor for Beauty and the Beast—Live to Film, The Little Mermaid—Live in Concert, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory—Live in Concert, all at the Hollywood Bowl. He also conducted the world premiere of Disney’s A Silly Symphony Celebration, as part of the D23 Convention in Anaheim in 2015. He was guest conductor for the international film music festival Fimucit√© in Tenerife, Spain in 2013. In 2002 Mr. Fox founded the year-round Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO),, bringing dramatic music to the concert stage.

Mr. Fox has written scores to corporate videos, multiple feature length films (most recently for the horror film The Sickle), and numerous film shorts, including the award-winning animated short The Artist. In addition to many works for orchestra, band, and chamber ensembles, he arranged the song “Ease the Moment” for alternative rock band Dishwalla and twenty-five songs for the holiday album, 50 Most Loved Christmas Carols. As a copyist, he has worked on several Star Wars films, The Greatest Showman, The Orville, La La Land, The Post, Cars 3, The Jungle Book, Star Wars in Concert, Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert.

As an educator, Mr. Fox has been a lead instructor at the South Bay Music Symposium for nine years. He led his own conducting seminar for three years, and was the director of bands for El Segundo High School for eleven years. He was previously music director for the Torrance Area Youth Band and music director for the Southeast Civic Light Opera. He continues to compose for films and is currently revisiting the sci-fi superhero project BattleWorlds with George Edwards. Mr. Fox lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters.  He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.

(June 2018)

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