Keven Stewart, Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, joined the CSYSA in October 2015. He began his career as a professional musician, performing with the U.S. Navy Concert Band, Washington DC. Keven went on to work for Lockheed Martin as a Software Engineering Manager on the Air Force GPS Contract. After 6 years with Lockheed Martin, he returned to music, as Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba, and conductor of the University Brass Ensemble at Colorado State University Pueblo.
In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the CSYSA, Keven performs with the nationally recognized Colorado Brass Band. He also has performed with the Pikes Peak Brass Band, the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, in addition to teaching some of the top low brass students in Colorado.
While in high school, Keven had the opportunity to perform with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. The experience was life changing and opened his eyes to a previously unrealized standard of achievement in musical performance. Playing in the youth orchestra was one of the most significant motivators in Keven’s life, instilling an intrinsic drive to achieve excellence in both his music and business careers.
Keven holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Puget Sound, a Masters of Music in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Maryland State University, with additional graduate studies at CU Boulder in Business Management and Administration.