Dr. Stephen Sieck serves as associate professor of music, co-director of choral studies, and chair of the voice department at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he directs the concert choir and Viking Chorale and teaches conducting and choral methods. His research in inclusivity has led to presentations throughout the country and a recent book, Teaching with Respect: Inclusive Pedagogy for Choral Directors. Steve presents frequently on vocal pedagogy and diction pedagogical strategies. He received his B.A. in music from the University of Chicago and his M.M. and D.M.A. in choral conducting from the University of Illinois. Steve also serves as director of music at the Fox Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship and as president of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association.