- Artist-Lecturer in percussion
- Percussion ensemble
- Percussion Pedagogy
- Percussion Literature
STEVEN MATHIESEN is a member of the percussion section
of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and is principal
timpanist with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and the Binghamton
Philharmonic. In January 2002, he was a featured soloist with
the Binghamton Philharmonic, performing Harmonic Rhythm, a timpani
concerto composed by Russell Peck. In recent seasons, he has also
performed with the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra of Bethlehem,
Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Allentown Symphony and Reading
Symphony. He has accompanied many professional entertainers in
their appearances at area venues.
Mr. Mathiesen has appeared on recordings with the Bach Choir of
Bethlehem, and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and has made
studio recordings for Shawnee Press and Alfred Publishing. His
compositions and arrangements are published by Shawnee Press,
Honeyrock Publications, C-Alan Publications and Permus Publications.
Mathiesen received a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree
from the Ithaca College School of Music. His principal teachers
were William Youhass and Allen Otte. He has also studied marimba
with Leigh Howard Stevens.
In addition to teaching at Moravian College, Mr. Mathiesen also
teaches at Marywood University in Scranton. He and his family
reside in the Poconos. A graduate of East Stroudsburg Area High
School, he was recently inducted into that school district’s
Music Hall of Fame.