Stephen Squires is a well-known musical figure in the Chicago area.
He is currently on faculty at Northern Illinois University where he conducts
the Wind Ensemble. He was a recipient of Northern's Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching award in 1997. He studied at the Eastman School of Music, the
Crane School of Music, and at California State University at Northridge.
He has studied conducting with Helmuth Rilling, Maurice Abravanel, Daniel
Lewis and Tsung Yeh.