Stephen Dietsch, Director of Bands, CCMS

Mr. Stephen Dietsch joined the faculty of Campbell County Middle School in 2013 after having been actively involved with the band program since 2010. Under Mr. Dietsch’s direction, both the 7th & 8th grade concert bands consistently receive distinguished ratings at KMEA’s Performance Assessment. In addition, the CCMS Jazz Band was selected as the best middle school jazz ensemble at the inaugural Three Rivers Jazz Festival hosted by Taylor High School in Cleves, OH. The CCMS Jazz Band also received a distinguished rating at State Jazz Assessment in 2017. During Mr. Dietsch’s time at CCMS the jazz programs have expanded to include TWO separate after school bands. Jazz Band is a traditional, auditioned ensemble focusing on various jazz stlyes including swing and latin jazz, while Show Band is open to all band students regardless of experience or instrument.

In addition to teaching private lessons on various band instruments, Mr. Dietsch has also been an adjudicator for events such as KMEA’s Solo & Ensemble Festival and Select Band auditions. Mr. Dietsch was chosen as Middle School “Teacher of the Year” for KMEA District 6 in 2016.

Mr. Dietsch is a graduate of duPont Manual High School and the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, KY. He received his B.M. Music Education from Northern Kentucky University in 2010 and completed his M.A.T. in Elementary Education through the University of the Cumberlands in 2013. Currently Mr. Dietsch is pursuing an M.A.E.D. from the University of the Cumberlands. His professional affiliations include the Kentucky Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Educators, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Kappa Kappa Psi. Mr. Dietsch currently resides in Crestview, KY with his wife Rachel and energetic son Logan.

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