Steve came on board as our music director in the fall of 2009. He has four children, Emily, Benji, Brady and Meara, and sings with his wife Amy in Redeemer Praise (our praise team) on a regular basis. Steve and his family live in Canton.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wayne State University and a Masters in Music Composition from Oakland University. Steve has been assistant director of internationally acclaimed Wayne State Men’s Glee Club as well as the University’s Chamber Singers, Meadowbrook Estate Show Choir of Oakland University, and the Langsford Singers of Detroit.
He currently directs the 70-voice Langsford Men’s Chorus, in part, to honor his mentor, the late Dr. Harry M. Langsford. That group rehearses right here at Redeemer on Sunday nights. The fall of 2017 also marks the beginning of Steve’s 28th year as Director of the Farmington Community Chorus.
Steve studied jazz voice with April Arabian-Tini, composition with Stanley Hollingsworth, conducting with Brazeal Dennard, jazz piano with Matt Michaels, and jazz theory with Phil Mattson. He is a published arranger and has been commissioned several times to compose or arrange songs for area choirs. He is also called upon to lead music workshops with choirs in and out of Michigan. Steve is grateful to God for his church home at Redeemer!
Steve SeGraves may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 248-644-4010 x.