Steven Grimo, is an officer in the United States Air Force, he entered the Air Force in January, 1986, after a successful teaching career in New England. He is presently a Lieutenant Colonel serving for the USAF Bands and Music Branch as a Band Commander for the USAF Band of Mid-America, stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He is also an active Minister of Music for the Church of the Nazarene.
Dr. Grimo is a native of Bristol, Rhode Island. He began his career in music as a percussionist, attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Percussion Performance. Upon graduation, Steve began his teaching career as an elementary and junior high school band director for the Newton, Massachusetts public schools. He later became Director of Instrumental Music at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Massachusetts, where he received the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence, and the Stanbury Award of the American School Band Directors Association.
Steven Grimo received his Master of Music degree in Wind Ensemble Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Frank Battisti. He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in May of 1992. He has numerous published works to his credit and is a nationally active guest conductor and clinician. He has conducted throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, South America and Australia. His service as an USAF Band Officer has taken him to Washington DC, Texas, Alaska and throughout the Pacific.
Steve, his wife Lisa, and their children, Michael, Jonathan, and Jennifer, reside in Collinsville, Illinois.