Columbia Choirs founder, Steve Stevens, started the choirs in February, 1984. He is one of the most experienced conductors of community based children’s choirs in the United States. A native of Texas (Fort Worth), Mr. Stevens is a professional singer, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, arranger and composer. He has conducted the Texas Boys Choir (1971-77), the Northwest Boychoir (1977-84), and founded and conducted the Northwest Youthchoir (1982-84). Steve founded the Columbia Boys Choir (1984), Columbia Girls Choir (1988) which he joined together to become the Columbia Children’s Choir in 1993. In 1989 he founded the Columbia Vocal Ensemble, in 1999 the “Con Brio” Women’s Choir, and in 2009 he founded Concord Chamber Choir. Choirs under his direction have consistently won international acclaim for their high standard of singing artistry and musicianship. His choirs have performed in United States, Australia, British Isles, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and Scandinavia. They have also appeared on national network television in the U.S.A., Europe, Japan and Russia and have sung for a President of the U.S., the Pope, and for members of the British Royal Family. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in voice music education from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University.