Stephen Cross joins the staff of N.M.A. as an experienced music educator logging seventeen years of public school experience in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. His professional preparation includes degrees from Ball State University (Bach. – Music Education), Central Michigan University (Master – Music Performance), and Eastern Michigan University (Master – Educational Administration), as well as performing with the 1993 World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. As an award-winning band director, Mr. Cross is able to teach proper technique and musicianship on all wind and percussion instruments, specializing in upper brass.