M.F.A., Early Music Performance Sarah Lawrence College, 1980, B.A., Music and Teaching Goddard College, 1975
Northern Vermont University - Johnson
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9741
Dibden Center for the Arts
Steven Light has taught music and music education at NVU-Johnson since 2006. He also directs the NVU-Johnson Concert Band, coordinates the university's music-education program and directs unified arts education. In 2012, Steven retired from teaching music in the public schools after more than 30 years and says that teaching prospective music teachers is a natural and perfect fit for him. He draws from his experiences as a high school music teacher to infuse his teaching with real-world issues and solutions. A strong believer in experiential learning, he designs his courses around projects and strong components of reflection, critical thinking, and discussion. An accomplished performer, Steven sings and plays a wide variety of medieval and Renaissance instruments and, for Vermont's only Klezmer band, the trumpet and bass. He has performed throughout Vermont, New England, New York and Montreal. He also serves as a guest conductor of the Onion River Chorus in Montpelier. When he's not singing, playing, conducting or teaching, Steven loves being with his wife, Kathy, and their family. He also likes to garden, hike, bike, weave, and work in his wood shop.