Steven Clausen has been a middle school choral director in the Long Beach Unified School district for the last twenty years. He received his M.M. in Choral Conducting from California State University in Los Angeles in 2010 and earned a Bachelors of Music degree in Choral Education from California State University in Fullerton in 1997. He has been an honor choir director and adjudicator, presenter for middle school choral repertoire at ACDA conferences, presenter for general music strategies for MENC and a guest lecturer for various ACDA student chapters. In addition he has just been appointed as the Artistic Director for the newly formed Long Beach Youth Chorus.