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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DEVON STEVE:

Devon Steve, Artistic Director DMDC

Devon Steve is in his first season as Artistic Director of the Des Moines Diversity Chorus. Since 2017, Mr. Steve has served as the Assistant Director of Vocal Music at Des Moines Roosevelt High School, where he directs Rider Rhythm Junior Varsity/Prep Show Choir, Riderchor Bass Choir, Chamber Choir, and is the Artistic Director of Bridges 2 Harmony Gospel Choir. Additionally, he serves as the Music Director/Assistant Director for the Roosevelt Theatre Department. Outside of his work at Roosevelt, he conducts the Chapel Choir at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines.

Prior to moving to Iowa, Mr. Steve held positions as the Music Director of the Gospel Choir of St. Olaf, Assistant Conductor of both the St. Olaf Chamber Singers and the St. Olaf Viking Chorus, and was a guest conductor and clinician for choirs and instrumental ensembles throughout central Minnesota. Mr. Steve has performed with a number of ensembles including the St. Olaf Choir, the St. Olaf Orchestra, the American Boychoir, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and was a Choral Scholar with Berkshire Choral International. Devon Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Music Education cum laude from St. Olaf College. His conducting, teaching, and performing mentors are Dr. Anton Armstrong, Dr. Therees Hibbard, Dr. Linda Berger, Professor Karen Wilkerson, and Dr. Christopher Aspaas.

DMDC BOARD MEMBERS:

Denise Schrier, President
Michelle Cowles, Vice-President
Carolyn Knittle, Treasurer
Jeff Couch, Secretary
Louise Alcorn, Member at Large
Steve Chandler, Member at Large
Julie Murphy, Member at Large
Kim Newman, Member at Large
Laura Thompson, Member at Large
Devon Steve, Artistic Director


Bryan Martens, Accompanist
Sopranos
Altos
Tenors
Basses
Louise Alcorn
Rita Carter
Carol Crandall
Kerrie Hill-Elliott
Carolyn Knittle
Dawn Liekweg
Kellie Patterson
Laura Thompson
 
Margaret Christian
Michelle Cowles
Becca Hodges
Elysa Koss
Kim Newman
Jacquie Pigman
Sara Porter
Martina Walther
Steve Chandler
Ed Hotchkin
Christjahn Schnucker
Denise Schrier
 
 
 
Polk Davison
Richard Douglas
Volker Liebeseller
Bryan Martens
Cory McAnelly
Fred Nelson
Kent Newman
 
choir rehearsing

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Contact: devon.dmdiversitychorus@gmail.com | 515-650-3573