Steve Milloy, Artistic Director
Artistic director of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Steve Milloy (b. 1965) has spent over three decades coaching and directing singers in schools, churches, theaters, and concert stages across the midwestern United States. He has performed in many venues: theme parks, entertaining troops overseas, TV and radio, and singing with the acclaimed a cappella octet, Pieces of 8. The is also music director at St. John United Church of Christ in Bellevue, KY.
Steve has been commissioned to compose or arrange pieces for dozens of church & community choruses in the US and UK. He has worked at the keyboard and/or on the podium with choruses and theater troupes in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati and was a guest conductor for the GALA Choruses Festival opening concert in 2016.
With Dr. Charles Beale, he co-authored the books Popular Voiceworks 1 and 2 for Oxford University Press and is currently working on a Christmas edition to be released in the summer of 2019. His original choral work, Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream premiered in January of 2017 and will be performed by several GALA choruses across the United States.
Steve received a BA in Music from Miami University and a MM in conducting from the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music.
Evyn Surrency, Principal Accompanist
Evyn Surrency has been accompanying choirs since the age of 13. He studied piano performance at Florida Southern College and completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, WA. A native of Florida, Evyn relocated to Cincinnati in the spring of 2016.
He has served as accompanist for several choruses including Una Voce: The Florida Men's Chorale, Crescendo: The Tampa Bay Women's Chorus, Choral Sounds Northwest, Diverse Harmony, the nation's first gay/straight youth alliance choir and The Seattle Women's Chorus. Currently, he is the principal accompanist for Fluidity - A Creative Choral Community for a Cause. In addition to Evyn's choral work, he has an extensive background in theater as a musical director and is also a gifted composer and arranger.