School of Music

Brian Stevens

Brian Stevens returns to the faculty of Nazareth College having completed all doctoral coursework and is ABD at the University of Connecticut in the Doctor of Musical Arts program in Choral Conducting. At UConn he had a full graduate teaching assistantship, and directed the UConn Festival Chorus for three years. His dissertation research is on the choral works of Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten. With a keen interest in choral literature, Brian has twice presented literature sessions at the CT-ACDA State Conference, and served as Repertoire & Resource Chair for Community and Professional Choirs. Prior to attending UConn, he taught high school chorus, and was an adjunct faculty member at Nazareth College, teaching applied conducting and directing the Nazareth Men's Chorus. and the Nazareth Concert Choir, and was assistant conductor for the Nazareth Chamber Singers. Brian has a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Houghton College, post-graduate studies in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy from Nazareth College, a M.Ed. in Music Education from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in Music Composition from SUNY Geneseo. He has participated in conducting workshops in Germany, France, Montreal, the Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, the University of Georgia, the Harold Rosenbaum Conducting Institute, and CT-ACDA and NY-ACDA State Conferences. His mentors have included Mark Zeigler, Jamie Spillane, Chris Shepard, William Weinert, Andrew Megill, Daniel Bara, Brandon Johnson, Gary Graden and Charles Bruffy.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Concert Choir Director
  • Rock Theory

Education

  • Houghton College, M.M.
  • University at Buffalo, MS.Ed.
  • SUNY Geneseo, B.M.