Stephen Steele

About Stephen Steele

Stephen K. Steele retired following forty-five years of teaching, conducting and administering wind band programs. Dr. Steele developed award winning public school bands in California, Oregon and Arizona during his first fourteen years of teaching, and, in addition to his conducting and administrative responsibilities, taught undergraduate and graduate conducting, wind literature, and music education courses at the University of Arizona and a university located in the Midwest. Collegiate ensembles under his baton performed for local, regional and national conventions, including the 1990 American Bandmasters Association Convention, the 1993 and 2001 College Band Directors National Association Conference, and the 2005 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Steele conducted and produced many compact discs for the Albany Records label. Much of the repertoire on the discs includes a portion of the significant number of commissions Dr. Steele was responsible for throughout his career. Dr. Steele continues to serve as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor and is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, American School Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Association, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, and holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

Getting Maximum Benefit from the Maslanka Chorales: a practical guide for directors

The Maslanka Collected Chorales are an extraordinary tool to help develop blend, balance, intonation, and ensemble cohesion in groups ranging from large symphonic bands and orchestras to small chamber groups or sectionals. With a daily 5-10 minutes per rehearsal you will hear a significant improvement in melodic and harmonic pitch awareness in your players. Dr. [...]

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