Steven Mathiesen
  • 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.