Steven Muise is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He is in his 29th year as a music educator (strings specialist) in the Mt. Blue Regional School District (centered around Farmington, ME). His responsibilities include directing the Mt. Blue High School and Mt. Blue Middle School Orchestras, and teaching stringed instruments to elementary students. Muise also teaches at the Maine Fiddle Camp, and has taught at the USM Summer Strings Academy, and has been the associate conductor for MMYO. He founded and directs the Franklin County Fiddlers, a multi-stylistic fiddle band comprised of talented students at Mt. Blue High School. Muise and the fiddlers have toured New England and Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Ireland and throughout the deep South (including Nashville and New Orleans).
Steven Muise’s improvisatory fiddling can be heard on his cd Across the Bay of Fundy and Boréal Tordu’s La Bonne Vie and Les Chevaliers, and Frigate’s self titled cd. He can also be heard on the highly acclaimed Vermont independent films by John O’Brien, Vermont is for Lovers and Man with a Plan (which has aired nationally on PBS). He regularly performs throughout New England and beyond with his bands Boréal Tordu, Frigate, and Muisette.
Steven Muise was awarded Maine’s Music Educator of the Year in 2007, and in December 2010 he was named as a “Director Who Makes a Difference” representing Maine in “School Band and Orchestra” Magazine.
Muise lives in Farmington, with his wife Debby. His hobbies include bird-watching, traveling, photography and speaking French.