The Steve Likens MACCC Scholarship has been established to honor the life and career of a true friend and colleague to the Music Association of California Community Colleges.
As the General Manager of Fields Pianos in southern California, Steve was the one to represent the Steinway Corporation as a vendor at MACCC conferences. When the Steinway Reception was introduced, it was Steve who sat in to play
It is in the spirit of Steve’s dedication to music and music education that we have created the Steve Likens MACCC Scholarship.the piano and sing with other MACCC attendees. As the years progressed, Steve started bringing his trumpet. The rest is history. Through his dedication to music and education, Steve became more than just a vendor, he became an integral part of the each MACCC conference. Steve passed away in February of 2018 after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer.
The Steve Likens MACCC Scholarship is for traditional lower division California Community College Music students who intend to enter a career in one of the many music professions. These professions include, but are not limited to, music teaching, performance, composition, as well as one of the numerous music industry careers in sales, music/arts promotion and marketing, artist representation and management, music publishing, instrument development, instrument repair, keyboard technician and/or tuning, stage technician, and, copyright and intellectual property rights law.
Steve Likens Tribute, by Chaumonde Porterfield-Pyatt