Steven P. Ijames
Expertise in the art of music performance and accompanying.
Experience in various worship styles including traditional,
contemporary, gospel, and blended.
Successfully direct church choirs for weekly services and special events.
Experience with performance groups such as ensembles, and bands.
2008-Pres. Director of Music, Corona Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO
Currently conduct and accompany the choir from the piano and organ, organize a variety of music for performances, accompany soloist for special music, sight read hymns and contemporary chord sheets for praise band.
2009-2011 Director of Music, Highland Lutheran Church, Denver, CO
Practiced weekly with choir, meet with pastor to discuss liturgy, directed music for worship from piano and organ, sight-read music for most services.
2009-2011 Mapleton Public Schools Choir Accompanist, Thornton, CO
Traveled to Mesa HS, Valley View Elementary School, Global Leadership Academy, Clayton Partnership School on a daily basis to accompany rehearsals for each choir class. Lead rehearsals if teacher was sick or late, and transported a portable keyboard to and from each school.
2006-2008 Accompanist / Regional Choir Rehearsal Leader, Salem Presbytery Mass Choir, W-S, NC
Conducted and taught music for the SPMC members in the triad region which encompassed eleven choirs from various churches in the Salem Presbytery. Instructed the SPMC choir in Latin and Spanish diction. Cultivated a deep working relationship with the choir and regularly played piano and organ for their annual concerts.
2004-2007 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Studied under Dr. Paul Stewart - Piano
Studied under Dr. Adam Ward - Organ
2003-2004 A&T State University
1999-2003 Davie County High School 03
2001-2002 Instruction through Salem College Music Program
Studied under Margaret Muller - Organ
1999-2003 Community Music School, Winston-Salem, NC
Studied under Professor Fred Pivetta (NCSA) Piano