D.M.A. - Choral Conducting
University of Washington
M.M. - Choral Conducting
University of Memphis
B.A. - Voice
Brigham Young University
Dr. Steve Danielson (b. 1977) earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. Currently, he is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Ensign Symphony & Chorus in Seattle, WA, two choirs with the Olympia Youth Chorus, and is the Vocal Music Director at Jefferson Middle School. He was the director of vocal music at Germantown High School in Germantown, TN from 2005-2016 where he directed 4 choirs, two after-school a cappella groups, and was chapter advisor for the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He also functioned as the musical director for the Poplar Pike Playhouse and directed over a dozen shows. He was nominated four times for Outstanding Musical Direction and won in 2010 for his work on "Parade."
Steve has been composing choral music for over 20 years. His hymn arrangements have been performed across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Kenya. In May 2017, "In Turba" won the Opus 7 Student Composition Competition at the Graduate Student level. He earned his B.A. in Music with a vocal emphasis from Brigham Young University in 2002 and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Memphis in 2005. The University of Memphis choirs premiered several of his pieces, including "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Bude Zima/Krasny Maj." In 2019, Steve earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington where he studied under Dr. Geoffrey Boers and Dr. Giselle Wyers.
Steve Danielson is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
He tries not to take himself too seriously.