Orchestra Instructor
Mr. Steve Kurr

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Mr. Steve Kurr is in his 21st year as the Orchestra Teacher at Middleton High School. He conducts the three school orchestras, teaches music history courses, and serves as the Instructional Leader for the Fine Arts Department. He received undergraduate degrees in Viola Performance and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a master's degree in Musicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has completed doctoral coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with specialties in mid-18th-century Viennese symphonies and orchestral conducting.

Mr. Kurr also teaches courses in music appreciation through the University of Wisconsin Division of Continuing Studies and is the founding conductor of the Middleton Community Orchestra. His wife Nancy, also a violist, is the 5th-grade orchestra teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School & Kromrey Middle School and the 4th-grade teacher at Park Elementary School. His daughter Veronica is a graduate of the MHS Orchestra program, and his son Thomas is a sophomore in the orchestra--a family of violists!