Stef Minnebo (°1958) teaches classical and electric guitar, ensembles and jazz theory in MAGO Antwerp and at the Academy for Music, Word, Dance in Heist-op-den-Berg. In the latter school he founded the Jazz and Light Music Department and was coordinator there for 10 years. From 1999 to 2009, he was a guest professor of arrangement & composition at the Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp.
He was for 18 years teacher and coordinator of the annual Jazz and Pop summer workshop in Dworp, under the wings of Jeugd en Muziek Antwerpen.
He was guitarist in the North Side Bigband (1990- 2017) and is guitarist, bassist or conductor in various projects.
As a composer/arranger, he has written 65 published works for guitar, choir, youth ensembles, wind orchestra, symphonic orchestra, plus a large number of unpublished works. His style is characterized by a combination of elements from classical music, world music and jazz.
In 1993, he received the BAP (Belgian Artistic Promotion) award from Sabam.
In 2009 the Wik percussion ensemble became world champions in Kerkrade with his piece "Triangle," in 2010 they became National Flame Champions with "Friendly Fire."
In 2013, "Red Star Line" premiered (De Singel, Antwerp; orchestra De Scheldezonen), a composition for concert band on the theme of the shipping company that transported 2 million people from Antwerp to New York and Philadelphia (1873- 1935).
In 2016, "Les Ailes Rouges De La Guerre" was created. These are 4 texts by Emile Verhaeren set to music for choir and strings (there is also a version for baritone and wind band).