Dr. Stephen Eaves

Dr. Eaves leads a Division of Fine Arts that includes dance, music, theatre and visual art departments. The division is a vibrate creative community where one third of the undergraduate student population is engaged in the visual and performing arts as participants or majors. The division exists in a liberal arts college setting with a long history and tradition in the Arts. Prior to his position at Friends University Dr. Eaves served as Music Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities for universities in Tennessee, Texas and Arkansas. Choirs under his direction have toured internationally and throughout the United State, performed for National Association of Teachers of Singing, Texas Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association conferences, and collaborated with professional orchestras in four states. He holds degrees in music education and conducting from Union University, the University of Mississippi and the University of South Carolina. Along with active membership in ICFAD and NASM, Dr. Eaves enjoys involvement in ACDA, Chorus America, CMS, NAfME and several non-profit Arts boards in Kansas.