John R. Stevenson earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Gettysburg College in 1994 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned the Master of Music in Music Education Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 2003 and has done postgraduate studies at Villanova University. Additionally, Mr. Stevenson is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a National music honor society recognizing the “highest levels of musical achievement and academic scholarship.”
Mr. Stevenson has over twenty years of experience as a music educator. He taught middle school instrumental music in Pennsylvania, as well as elementary and middle school instrumental music in Baltimore and Carroll Counties prior to his current position at South Carroll High School, where he teaches Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Honors Orchestra, Honors Jazz Ensemble, AP Music Theory and Electronic Music.
Mr. Stevenson is the President of the Maryland Band Directors Association and has served on the Board for over 15 years. He has been published in The Instrumentalist, is a member of the National Band Association, and is active as an adjudicator and clinician.
He lives in Catonsville, MD with his wife Cindy, who is a middle school music educator, and his kitties, who are stay-at-home balls of cuteness.