Shoals Symphony Conductor, Daniel Stevens

Daniel Stevens

Music Director/Conductor

DMA, University of North Texas

MM, Oklahoma State University

BM, Oberlin College

Daniel Stevens joined the University of North Alabama in 2014 as Associate Professor of Music/Conductor of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra, and Director of the Peery Center for Orchestral Studies. His roles include conductor and artistic director of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and teacher of applied violin and viola.

As a conductor, he has been the guest clinician/adjudicator for the Kansas Music Educators Association Large Ensemble and Solo & Ensemble contests, at the Northeast Oklahoma All-District Honors Orchestra, and the Tulsa Metro Honors Orchestra. He was previously on the faculty of Southwestern College (Winfield, KS) for eight years as the Mazie Barnet Kilmer Chair for String Education and conductor of the South Kansas Symphony and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tulsa as conductor of the University Orchestra. Stevens is regularly invited to clinic/present at universities, recently including the Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Northern Arizona University, the University of Tulsa, and Idaho State University.

As a professional musician, Stevens is a permanent violist with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Grand Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, and Akron Symphony Orchestra. He has held esteemed positions in the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra, and the Colorado Springs Music Festival Orchestra. He has been a feature chamber musician in the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, and in March 2010, he performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall through Distinguished Concerts International, New York.

He wishes to thank Anton Krutz, Misha Krutz, and KC Strings Violin Shop for their generous support of sponsorship. His violin and viola are premiere custom instruments made by Anton Krutz and family.