Steven S. Slusher, who hails from St. Louis, Missouri, received his Master of Music Degree as the choral conducting graduate assistant from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Slusher holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Slusher has conducted throughout the United States, from the Crystal Cathedral in California to Riverside Church in New York City.  He was founding conductor of Summer Dreams, a city honors choir that performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. He has been music director for many musicals, opera productions, and orchestral works.  Professor Slusher is the past assistant director and soloist of the Bach Society of St. Louis and a principal singer and soloist for the St. Louis Symphony. He also served as the director of music at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He was on the music faculty at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri for almost a decade teaching choir, choral arranging, private voice, opera workshop, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature and as assistant marching band director.  Currently, Mr. Slusher is tenured Associate Professor of Choral/Vocal Activities at Yakima Valley College and is an active adjudicator and soloist throughout Washington.