Now booking Liam Teague

Abeng Arts is pleased to welcome Liam Teague, one of the single-most accomplished Steelpan virtuosos in North America, to our growing roster.

Mr. Teague is the Head of Steelpan Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University. Along with Clifford Alexis, he co-directs the NIU Steelband.

A strong advocate for original steelpan compositions, Teague has commissioned a number of significant composers to write for the instrument, including Michael Colgrass, Jan Bach, Libby Larsen, Deborah Fisher Teason, Joey Sellers, Ben Wahlund, Erik Ross and Kevin Bobo. Many of his own compositions are published with MaumauMusic, PanPress and RamajayMusic.

Teague has served as musical arranger of the TCL Group Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra and Starlift Steel Orchestra for Panorama, the most prestigious steelband competition in the world.

To date, Teague has recorded eight compact discs, including Hands Like Lightning (1993), For Lack of Better Words (2002), Panoramic: Rhythm Through an Unobstructed View (2005) and Open Window (2010).

Catch Mr. Teague on April 25, 2013 as he performs at the Northeastern Illinois University School of Music faculty recital, which will be featured on a live HD webcast.  For more details, click here.

For booking inquiries, please contact 786-287-8977 or email

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