Dr. Steve Grives has been named as the sabattical replacement for Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director of The Augustana Choir, for the Spring 2019 semester at Augustana University. A native of New York, Dr. Grives earned the DMA in Choral Literature and Performance from the University of Colorado, an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Maine, and a BA in Music from Bowdoin College.
Prior to coming to Augustana, Dr. Grives served as director of choral activities at South Dakota State University (2003-12) and as a visiting professor the University of Nebraska/Lincoln (2017), Loras College (2015-16), North Central College (2015) and at DePaul University (2012-14). In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Grives conducted church and community choirs in Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and South Dakota. Currently, he is the choir director at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Lincoln, NE.
Dr. Grives serves on the editorial board of Choral Journal and has just completed his term as Music and Worship Chair for North Central ACDA. His articles have been published in Choral Journal and the International Choral Bulletin, and he has presented interest and reading sessions at state, regional, and national ACDA conferences. He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator across the Midwest.
The Augustana Choir was planning to tour with Dr. Grives during Spring Break but, due to the impending storms affecting our region, the 2019 Tour of The Augustana Choir has been canceled. Concert sites had included the Twin Cities, Iowa and Nebraska.