Steve Kurr is in his 19th year as the Orchestra Teacher at Middleton High School where he conducts the two 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 UW-Platteville, a master's degree in Musicology from UW-Madison, and has completed doctoral coursework at UW-Madison with specialties in mid-18th-century Viennese symphonies and orchestral conducting.
Mr. Kurr also teaches courses in music appreciation through the UW 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 in addition to teaching students at a large private studio. His children, Veronica and Thomas, are violists at Middleton High School.