Steve Kurr

Opus One Conductor

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Steve Kurr has been at Middleton High School for more than two decades, teaching the three school orchestras, music history courses, and serving as the Instructional Leader for the Fine Arts Department.

He received undergraduate degrees in Viola Performance and Mathematics from UW-Platteville, a master’s degree in Musicology from UW-Madison, and has completed doctoral course work at UW-Madison with specialties in mid-18th-century Viennese symphonies and orchestral conducting.

Mr. Kurr also has been teaching continuing education courses in music appreciation since 1997, served on the Wisconsin Music Educator Association Council as the State Chair for Lifelong Engagement in Music, produces Connect Events for the Madison Symphony Orchestra League, is a Master Adjudicator for the Wisconsin School Music Association, was a Kohl Teaching Fellowship recipient in 2017, won the UW-Madison Rockwell Award for Cooperating Teachers in 2018, and is Founding Conductor Emeritus for the Middleton Community Orchestra.

His wife Nancy, also a violist, teaches orchestra in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools. They live in the Town of Middleton with their children Veronica and Thomas, also both violists.