KMEA Hall of Fame
Steve E. Eubank
Inducted in 2010
Steven E. Eubank has been a vocal music educator in Kansas and Missouri since 1973. He received his BME from Friends University with graduate studies at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and St. Louis University. He started his teaching career in Belle Plaine. The bulk of his professional life he has made music at Topeka High School with a six year intermission at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. He was the Northeast District Choral Chair for the KMEA and was on the Missouri MENC Teacher Evaluation Committee. He was on the KCDA Board of Directors and served as its president. Eubank was the high school Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Southwest Division of SCDA. He provided a similar service to the KSHSAA with the establishment of the Required Vocal Music List. He is founding member of the Topeka Young Artists Board and has been a choral clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. His high school groups have appeared numerous times at the KMEA In- Service Workshop, and were a featured group at ACDA convention. In his tenure at Topeka High School he has directed over 27 major musicals. He was the director of the Topeka Symphony Chorus and is the current conductor of the Lawrence Civic Choir and Topeka First United Methodist Church choir. While in St. Louis he was a core member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Honors include Kansas Federated Music Clubs Music Educator of the Year, Northeast KMEA Choral Teacher of the Year twice, and KCDA Harry Robert Wilson Award for Excellence in Choral Music, Topeka Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year.