Artistic Director

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Steve Eubank, a native Kansan, graduated from Friends University in 1973 and completed graduate work at Washburn University, Kansas University, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Friends University, Baker University and Washington University. He is the Director of Choral Activities at Topeka High School, director of Topeka’s First United Methodist Church sanctuary choir and artistic director of the Lawrence Civic Choir since 2002.

Since 1976, Steve has taught vocal music at Topeka High School.  His other teaching positions have been in Belle Plaine, Kansas for two years and Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri for six years.  He serves as a clinician and adjudicator for Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas festivals and contests, as well as being an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.  He is a past president of the Kansas Choral Directors Association and a past Repertoire and Standards Chair for Southwest ACDA . He received the Harry Robert Wilson award for outstanding contributions to Kansas Choral Music, and he was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Federated Music Clubs in 2002. In 2010 he was inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Hall of Fame.

Steve has directed over 30 musicals at the high school and community levels. A member of Music Theater of Wichita for a season, he has also sung professionally with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and has been active in the Topeka Opera Society. Steve also directs the Topeka High School Madrigals (founded in 1937), an integral part of the rich choral tradition at Topeka High School. The group has sung regularly at KMEA and was chosen to sing at the ACDA’s national convention in San Diego in March 1997.