Grammy nominated music educator and 2018 NAfME National presenter Steve Holley served as the Producer for the Commercial Music Program at the Kent Denver School outside Denver, CO for 19 years. During his tenure, the R&B, soul, salsa, and jazz bands in the CMP were recognized by DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards 15 times, performed hundreds of gigs throughout the US, and performed abroad at the Festival del Tambor, Montreux Jazz, and Porretta Soul Festivals in Cuba, Switzerland, Italy, respectively.
In addition to being an educator, arranger, performer, writer, and musical entrepreneur, Steve is a sought-after clinician with performances, master classes, and presentations given at the Jazz Education Network, Association for Popular Music Education, National Association for Music Education, Modern Band Colloquium, and several state MEA conferences. His new book, Coaching a Popular Music Ensemble; blending formal, non-formal, and informal approaches in the rehearsal will be published in Summer 2019.
Steve will be presenting Differentiated Instruction in the Ensemble Rehearsal and How to add elements of Popular Music Education to your Program at the 2019 International Music Education Summit and is excited to share ideas with you this year.
Learn more about Steve’s work HERE.