Will Stewart
   To electronic musician Will Stewart, making music is as natural as taking a breath and as vital as the oxygen it supplies.  Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he picked up a harmonica and began playing by ear while he was in Kindergarten.  Learning to play other instruments, he eventually began writing his own music.  After writing several songs and concert works through Junior High and High School, Will knew that he wanted to delve deeper into the art of composition.
    The next eleven years were spent working and studying in Southern California.  He’s studied trumpet with Robert Feller, piano with Manami Kawamura, and composition with Edwin T. Childs, Cliff Hulling, Katherine Norman, Lou Ward, and David Ward-Steinman.   He     received his Bachelor’s of Music in composition from Biola University.  He received a Masters of Music from San Diego State University.  His skills as a composer have been recognized through several awards including the Concord Pavillion Associate’s Cal Tjader award, Biola University Raynor Brown Composition award, San Diego State University’s Paul C. Stauffer Memorial Scholarship, and induction into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.
    Will studied bass with Tom Pattitucci, a demanding instructor whose early students includes his brother and Grammy award winning bassist John Pattitucci.  Performing jazz, orchestral, and rock music, he’s played with guitarist Marco Ulloa, Bleu Cheese (Jazz Quintet), Last Call, Seymour Duncan, Don Lanphere, and with Portland artists Jason Ackerman, Revolve, and Rokopolis.
    In addition, he’s developed music and educational software for the Mac and PC, and has engraved a hymnal in Spanish which is now in use in Guatemala and throughout Central America.
    As an educator, he founded and directed the Emmanuel Faith School of Music in Esconido, CA where he taught private lessons and directed it’s community band.
    Will gives solo electronic (live PA) performances under the moniker lectronin, releasing his material through his own label, HiCap Records.  He also provides private lessons in beginning piano, electric bass, and composition.  He resides in the Portland metro area with his wife (photographer Tish Stewart) and son.