Adjunct Instructor of Saxophone
Berin Stephens received his bachelors and masters degrees in music performance and pedagogy from Brigham
Young University where he studied with Ray Smith. He is equally comfortable in both classical and jazz genres,
and has performed with such diverse groups as the Anchorage Symphony and La Combo Tropical Latina (a
salsa band). He was also the musical director of the After Six Orchestra, an Anchorage dance band, and has
played in numerous small jazz groups.
Berin has performed with the Manhattan Transfer, Rebeca Mauleon-Santana, Bobby Shew, Ben Vereen and Vikki
Carr. Currently, he performs with Randy Mundy and the Mundy Mourning Blues Band, The Moonlight Serenaders
(big band), and the Preston Lloyd Orchestra (dance band).
Berin was born in Alaska and grew up in the community of Chugiak. He is married with five children and lives in
Orem. Recently, Berin started a second career as a young adult novelist. /The Dragon War Relic/ was released in
November of 2009, which he classifies as a sci-fi/fantasy/action/comedy.