Steve Sveum

Posted May 20, 2019

Sun Prairie, WI

Steve Sveum is the retired Director of Bands at Sun Prairie High School in Sun Prairie, WI, where jazz ensembles under his direction were selected twelve times as finalists in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Essentially Ellington” national jazz competition, placing third three times. Sveum has been a faculty member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy and has worked as a clinician at festivals around the United States. He was also a 2014 recipient of the DownBeat Jazz Education Achievement award. This is Sveum’s 19th season at Birch Creek. He is also a co-director of Birch Creek’s Wind Ensemble Retreat (formerly Adult Band Camp).