Join us for a very special FREE event!
Pre-concert lecture on the history of the CR Municipal Band presented by conductor Steve Shanley. Concert on the lawn to follow!
Doors open 6:00 p.m. (cash bar available)
Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Concert on the lawn at 7:30 p.m. (bring your own chair)
Steve Shanley is an assistant professor of music at Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA), where he coordinates the music education and jazz studies programs, and he is also the conductor of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional ensemble that performs over 20 concerts each year. Prior to his arrival at Coe, Shanley spent 11 years teaching middle and high school music in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. He has an active schedule as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and pianist, and he is also in demand as a composer and arranger. Over 1,000 of his works have been performed by instrumental and choral ensembles throughout the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe. Shanley is currently Vice President of the Jazz Educators of Iowa (JEI) and Co-Chair of the Iowa Jazz Championships. In addition, he served as reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Music Theory examination, item writer for the ETS Praxis Music examination, contributing author for Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, and founding president of JEI. Shanley is a member of the JEI Hall of Fame, was inducted into Sigma Alpha Iota as a National Arts Associate, and was honored with the Iowa Bandmasters Association Karl King Distinguished Service Award. He holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, University of Minnesota, and University of Iowa.