Damon Stevens serves on the faculty of Northern Kentucky University’s as a music director and vocal coach. Recent music directing credits include the regional premieres of The Lightning Thief and Freaky Friday as well as NKU’s recent productions of H.M.S. Pinafore, Big Fish, Kiss Me, Kate, Into the Woods, The Wedding Singer, A…My Name is Alice, South Pacific, and Legally Blonde, and Some Enchanted Evening with NKU’s Commonwealth Theatre Company. He is also a frequent music director for the Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre where he musical directed the critically-acclaimed productions of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Once On This Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, and the grand opening production of The Producers. Additional music directing credits include the critically-acclaimed production of Chicago at The Carnegie. Dr. Stevens previously served on faculty at the University of Nevada (UNR) for nearly a decade. There he directed the University’s award-winning Nevada Chamber Opera and musical directed for the Nevada Repertory Company. Among his many musical directing credits with UNR include the musicals, Footloose, Grease, Godspell, and The Threepenny Opera, and the operas, Die Zauberflöte, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and Die Fledermaus. He is also the composer and librettist for his musical for children, It’s All Greek to Me, which has received performances in Tennessee and Nevada as part of Reno’s Artown season. In addition to musical directing, Dr. Stevens has served the greater Cincinnati community as a vocal coach for Artswave’s CincySings competition and as a regular adjudicator for the Overture Awards. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where he also served on the teaching faculty. Dr. Stevens has performed both as soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and Europe in such diverse venues as radio, television, and concert halls.