Meet the Director

Mr. Steve Kessler received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ball State University in 1995 and his Master's degree in Wind Conducting from Indiana University in 2001.  Mr. Kessler began his teaching career in southern Indiana where he taught at Thompkins Middle School from 1995-1999.  During graduate school at Indiana University (1999-2001), Mr. Kessler was an Associate Instructor with the Marching Hundred (IU’s 300 member marching band), co-director of two athletic bands, and co-director of the All-Campus Band.  From 2001-2003, Mr. Kessler was the Band Director at Eagle Point High School in Eagle Point, Oregon.  Kessler began teaching at North in 2003.  In addition to teaching the bands at North Medford High School and Lincoln Elementary, Mr. Kessler plays the trumpet in the Ashland City Band and the Jefferson State Brass Ensemble. He and his wife, Kristin, live in Medford with their son, Nate.