Director of Liturgical Music & University Organist
Steven is the Director of Music for Madonna della Strada Chapel directing the Morning Choir, Schola Cantorum, teaching applied organ and playing for liturgies in the chapel. He also coordinates the student lead Evening Ensemble and is a resource to campus partners for liturgical music needs. Steven grew up in Norwalk, California and moved to Chicago in 2000.
Steven is Sub-Dean of the Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, an auxiliary music staff member of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Office for Divine Worship and a consultant to The American Federation Pueri Cantores. Steven earned his B.A. in music education from Whittier College in California studying with Dr. Frances Nobert and David McVey. His M.M. from Indiana University-Bloomington was a double-major program in organ performance and church music. His teachers at Indiana included: Drs. Larry Smith, Carla Edwards and Marilyn Keiser.
Steven’s interests in his free time include summer beach volleyball, opera, exploring the great city of Chicago by “L” and his beloved Boston Terrier, Bailey Buttons.