Steven Edmund, piano instructor, recently returned to the Twin Cities after spending over 20 years in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri actively performing and teaching. Steven gained much performance experience and was the recipient of numerous performance and scholarship awards throughout his academic and professional career, including a full tuition scholarship at Brevard Music Center in NC. He was first place winner of the Hiawathaland Piano Competition, and won first prize at both the State and District levels of the National Federation of Music Clubs in Milwaukee, WI.
He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI, as a student of Theodore Rehl and his Master of Music degree from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, as a student of John MacKay. He pursued additional study at San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he was a student of pianist Mack McCray. While in San Francisco he won first prize at the Alameda Symphony Mozart Festival Young Artist Competition. After receiving his degree, he spent a year studying with Sylvia Wang at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. That year he won first prize at the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, which resulted in a performance of the Brahms D minor Piano Concerto.
“He holds me accountable for improving. He gives great advice and selects a wide variety of music.” –MacPhail Student