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Mr. Steve Stevens is the Director of Bands at Hickory Ridge Middle School. Born and raised in Florida, Mr. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Stetson University. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Conducting from Messiah College.
He has pursued music education as a band director in the public school system and as a choral director in the private sector.
He has privately studied Clarinet under Dr. Lynn Musco, and conducting under Dr. Bobby Adams. Mr. Stevens is a member of the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), the South Central District Bandmasters Association where he serves as the middle school representative, the North Carolina Band Masters Association (NCBMA), the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Phi Mu Alpha (PMA) fraternity.
His Accolade's include Hickory Ridge Middle School Teacher of the year 2019-2020. Music Educator of the Year 2016 Semi-Finalist, Union Academy Teacher of the Year 2015-2016, SCDBA Young Band Director Award of Excellence 2015, and the ASBDA Edgar Q. Rooker Encore Award 2015.