Steven Dahlgren, MM

Assistant Professor, Worship and Piano Conductor, University Choir and Orchestra
Applied Faculty, Piano and Organ

Steven Dahlgren graduated from Azusa Pacific University with an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Music, with an emphasis in Choral Conducting.  He has served various churches in both California and Indiana in many different capacities including Worship Leader, Music Pastor, Music Director as well as pianist and organist. He is currently the Associate Worship Leader at Magnolia Church in Riverside, California, where he leads the worship choir, works with the band and plays keys for their Sunday services and special events. He founded three different Community Choirs and bands in Indiana and California for both adults and children for various community concerts, events and benefits. He has used his ability as collaborative improvisational accompanist extensively for the past 30 years for choral workshops and conducting seminars, as well as for a wide variety of soloists and ensembles.


Steven and his wife of 27 years, Christine (who is an Assistant Registrar at CBU), and family have been active in leading worship, concerts and special events over the years, and they have also been a part of a mixed quartet that has recorded and performed for various churches and events.  Their three daughters (Morgan, Bailey and Spencer), all have degrees from CBU, and their son, Easton is a current student at CBU.


He maintained an active piano and vocal coaching studio before assuming his position of Assistant Professor of Music at CBU in the Fall of 2013, where he has taught various courses, including Musicianship Lab, Music Technology, Class Piano, Private Piano Instruction, and has worked with the small groups, directed the Choral Union/Concert Choir, and has especially enjoyed directing the Male Chorale for the past five years, and is thrilled to be assuming the role of directing the University Choir and Orchestra in the Fall.


His greatest passion is to help God’s people have their heart, mind and will moved towards Jesus through the worship arts.