Devon Steve

Director, Men's Chorus

Devon Steve is a Cleveland-area conductor, music educator, and performer. In addition to his work with the Men’s Chorus, he serves as the Director of Music at University School, where he conducts choir and orchestra, and is the Assistant Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. He further engages with the professional music community as the World Music and Cultures Repertoire & Resource Chair for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.

Prior to moving to Cleveland, Devon was the Assistant Director of Vocal Music & Theater Arts at Roosevelt High School (Des Moines, IA), conducting five co-curricular choirs, and assistant directing all theatrical productions. During this time, he prepared the award-winning Roosevelt Choirs for performances alongside a list of collaborators, including the Des Moines Symphony, TAKE 6, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. From 2019-2022, he led the Des Moines Diversity Chorus as Artistic Director, and was a baritone, board member, and guest conductor for the Des Moines Choral Society, conducted by Dr. James Rodde.

Mr. Steve has performed as a chorister with a number of ensembles including The Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, the American Boychoir, and has conducted a range of instrumental ensembles across the Midwest. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Simpson College (Indianola, IA).