Steve Mathiesen, percussion, 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. In addition to performing with the Mainstreet Brass, He plays in the percussion section of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and also serves as principal timpanist with the Binghamton (N.Y.) Philharmonic and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra in Allentown, Pa. He’s also made appearances with the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Allentown Symphony and Reading Symphony and has accompanied many professional entertainers in their appearances at area venues.
Steve has appeared on recordings with the Mainstreet Brass, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, as well as numerous studio recordings for Shawnee Press and Alfred Publishing. He played timpani in Don’t Be a Carbon Sasquatch, part of the Disney DVD Schoolhouse Rock: Earth. His compositions and arrangements are published by Shawnee Press, Honeyrock Publications, C-Alan Publications and Permus Publications.
His principal teachers were William Youhass and Allen Otte. A teacher at Marywood University, Moravian College and Lehigh University, Steve is a graduate of East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Area High School and was inducted into that school district’s Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He and his wife Carla and their three children live in the Pocono Mountains region of Pennsylvania.