Steve Kieley is a multi-faceted musician from Poughkeepsie, New York with thousands of performances on saxophone, clarinet and flute or as musical director to his credit. From polka to roots and blues, symphony orchestra, concert band, musicals and chamber music, Steve has spent the last 35 years from Miami to Montreal performing and directing. A classically trained clarinetist and saxophonist, Steve holds degrees in Music from the Hartt School of Music and Western Connecticut State University. He has performed with The Hudson Valley Philharmonic in New York and in Connecticut with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, The Meriden Symphony and the Waterbury Symphony. Steve has directed or performed on woodwinds in 60 different Broadway musicals with over one thousand performances under his belt in community and summer stock productions across upstate New York, Connecticut and Western Pennsylvania. Steve was a charter member of the Mid Hudson Saxophone Quartet and the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra, and with these groups, thrice performed at the International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia in 2006, 2009 and 2011. For many years, Steve was the clarinetist and saxophonist with the Polka Rascals, performing regularly in the heyday of the hotels in the Catskills and annually in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the Polka Motion by the Ocean Festival , performing before audiences of thousands of polka fans. He founded the flute and guitar duo, Father and Son, with Schuyler Kieley and has performed at weddings and private functions with his son on guitar. Steve has taught music in New York and Connecticut public schools for 34 years and maintains a robust private studio of woodwind students, many of whom who have gone on to careers as musicians in major symphony orchestras, Broadway, and as studio and recording musicians or as teachers in public and private schools, universities and music conservatories around the world.