Steven is a Licensed Massage Therapist (Lic. 18KT01081000) and a Certified Teacher of Yoga (DYRT), having completed the 200 Hour Life of a Yogi Teacher Training from the Dharma Yoga Center

Steven is also the Director of the Garden State Philharmonic Chorus

  • Director of Sacred Music at The Parish of St. Thomas More in Manalapan, New Jersey since 2007 
  • Artistic Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus 2002-2014
  • Certified Yoga Teacher since 2010
  • Private Yoga Teacher
  • Teacher of Free Yoga for Beginners at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan since 2011
  • Board Member of the Monmouth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) since 2000, and Editor of the Fanfares Newsletter from 2000-2010
  • Past, Founding President of the New Jersey Choral Consortium and current Southern New Jersey Representative Led the formation, organization, and registration of non-profit status of this group of community choruses
  • Past Chair of the Repertoire and Standards Committee for Community Choirs for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association and for the New Jersey American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
  • Led workshops in Yoga for Singers and Conductors at the National Conference in Dallas, the Divisional Conferences in Providence and Baltimore, for conductors in Boston for the Massachusetts ACDA, in New Jersey, for the ACDA Student Chapters at CW Post Long Island University and Millersville University. 
  • Led reading sessions for Community Choruses at the Divisional Conference in Providence and at  the New Jersey ACDA Summer Conferences in Princeton and Summit
  • Member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses)
  • Led workshops daily for Yoga for Conductors and Singers at the Festival in Denver
  • Conducted the New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus at Festivals in Montreal, Miami, and Denver.
  • Directed small group performances in Kansas City
  • Member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM)
  • Director of the Garden State Philharmonic Chorus 2017- present
  • Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic with the Atlantic City Ballet, The Nutcracker, December 2017
  • Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic, Beethoven Symphony No. 7, March 2018
  • Director of Sacred Music at the Parish of St. Thomas More, Manalapan, NJ 2007-2017
  • Founding Director of Ravine Crossing Chamber Choral 2014-2017

Education

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education magna cum laude from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Studies with Joseph Flummerfelt, Frauke Haasemann, Allan Crowell, Harold Zabrack.
  • Performances with the Westminster Choir at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, and throughout the United States
  • Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
  • Studies with Richard Westenburg and David Drinkwater.
  • Certified Teacher of Dharma Yoga, 200 Hour Life of a Yogi Teacher Training (DYRT)
  • Studies with Sri Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance
  • Studied Viniyoga with Gary Kraftsow and Andy Sugerman
  • Studied Bandha Yoga with Dr. Ray Long
  • Graduate of The American Institute of Alternative Medicine, East Brunswick, NJ, Diploma leading to Massage Therapy License, 2016