About this Artist
Steven Kronauer (Young Men’s Ensemble Director) is a conductor and voice teacher. He started his singing career at the Munich Opera, where he served a 10-year engagement and sang concert repertoire around Europe and the United States. His voice students include Grammy- and Oscar Award-winning Billie Eilish, Finneas, and Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer. He has conducted the Young Men’s Ensemble for more than 11 years. Kronauer has been the head of the Voice Department of UC Santa Barbara and is currently on the faculty of CSU Long Beach at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, teaching Voice and German diction. He is also the founding conductor of the mixed voice ensemble Artes Vocales, which rehearses at First Baptist Church in Pasadena, specializing in the finest of choral repertoire and vocal technique, celebrating our community.
Kronauer holds a Doctorate degree from UCLA in Operatic and Choral Conducting. He holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan: Voice Performance and Choral Conducting.