The Farmington Chorus
The Farmington Chorus was established in 1980 under the sponsorship of the Farmington Hills Parks and Recreation Department as an activity for community residents. We have been performing Holiday and Spring Concerts ever since. Currently, the chorus numbers about 60 people from all over the metropolitan area.
Director - Steve SeGraves
Steve SeGraves has directed the Farmington Chorus for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelor's in Music Education from Wayne State University and a Master's in Music Composition from Oakland University. He has been an assistant director of the internationally acclaimed WSU Men’s Glee Club as well as the university’s Chamber Singers, Meadowbrook Estate Show Choir, and the Langsford Singers of Detroit. He currently directs the Langsford Men’s Chorus named in honor of his mentor, the late Dr. Harry M. Langsford.
Steve studied jazz voice with April Arabian-Tini, composition with Stanley Hollingsworth, conducting with Brazeal Dennard, jazz piano with Matt Michaels, and jazz theory with Phil Mattson. He is a published arranger, and he has been commissioned several times to compose or arrange songs for area choirs. Steve is also called upon as a guest artist to lead music workshops with choirs in and out of Michigan.
Steve is the Director of Music at his home church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Birmingham. He is thankful to God for his church family. Steve and his wife, Amy, live in Canton. Their children include Meara and Brady who are adored (most of the time) by their older siblings, Emily and Benji.