Baritone Steven Dahlke received his Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of Adele Addison, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Southern California where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda.
Dr. Dahlke has been a featured soloist with Seattle Symphony Pops, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland Opera Players, Oregon Repertory Singers, and the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a vocal fellow.
As a music director and conductor of musical theatre, Dr. Dahlke has been active on the West Coast, most recently conducting performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre in North Idaho, and THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT... at Downey Civic Light Opera in Los Angeles.
Dr. Dahlke has served on the music faculties of Fullerton College, Orange County High School of the Arts, and the Music Institute of Los Angeles in Southern California; Lewis and Clark College, Linfield College, and Portland State University in Oregon; and has been an active clinician and adjudicator for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Oregon Music Teachers' Association. His vocal students have gone on to successful graduate study, careers in music education, and have performed in musicals on national tours and on Broadway.
Dr. Dahlke's research interests include measuring the effects in the music classroom of body movement and emotional expression.