Stephen Michael LeGrand

  • B.A., dramatic art, University of California-Berkeley, 1978
  • M.F.A., sound design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2009

"In our highly technological profession, it is important to remember that the tools we use do not create art. We must master them so they can be used to realize our own ideas. The field of sound design challenges students to become proficient in a wide-ranging skill set that includes sophisticated hardware and software. I want my students to meet that challenge but also to become adept in connecting to the creative impulse that generates great design."

Stephen Michael LeGrand | Sound design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

LA Theatre Critics Circle Best Sound Design for a Dramatic Production; DramaLogue Best Score for a Dramatic Production; Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Best Musical Score; Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Best Sound Design

Organizations

Member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829

Previous Positions

Acting company, Eureka Theater; acting company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; resident sound designer, American Conservatory Theatre; sound designer, Mark Taper Forum; sound designer, New York Public Theatre; lecturer, University of Washington