Stevi Marks

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Stevi Marks Stevi Marks, a GRAMMY Music Educator Award semi-finalist, is head of choral programs at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory where she directs Voices Rising and VocalPoint.

Stevi currently teaches Choral Methods and observes student teachers for DePaul and Northwestern Universities, where she is also the Coordinator of Student Teachers and Assessment for the Bienen School of Music. Most recently the choral director at The National GRAMMY Signature School, Glenbrook South High School (where she continues to direct the annual variety show featuring over 450 students), Stevi received her bachelor’s degree in vocal-choral music education from the University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, and master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music. Frequently sought as a clinician and guest festival conductor, Stevi served five years as the District 7 ILMEA Vocal Jazz Chair and twice hosted the ILMEA District 7 Music Festival. Other professional credits include the Chicago Symphony Chorus; performing in and directing hundreds of shows at a plethora of venues including Marriot Theatre, Lincolnshire and Apple Tree Theatre, where she also directed Theatre for Young Audiences, the Traveling Troupe, the Summer on Stage theater program, and served as teacher and educational director of the Eileen Boevers Performing Arts Workshop

A devoted and active volunteer, Stevi sings weekly in nursing homes and has helped lead four trips for Habitat for Humanity.