He earned the Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree in piano performance at Peabody Conservatory. As a student at Peabody, he was recognized in The National Dean’s List and Outstanding Young Men of America. He is extremely grateful to his teachers, Mrs. Louise Jones, Mrs. Jeanne Morrison, and Mr. Julio Esteban, who provided outstanding direction and foundation for his musical career.
Mr. Shivers served as an Instructor of Music at Clayton State College and University in Morrow, Georgia, for over 20 years. His piano students have won numerous local and state awards and scholarships. He began the Preparatory School of Music at Clayton State where it grew to serve over 200 students, the largest of its kind in the state of Georgia. He has also served as the director of many musical productions.
A sought after collaborator, Mr. Shivers has worked with many choral directors in the Atlanta area and has performed in Mexico, Germany, Scotland, England and in the U.S. Steve is married to Denise, a choral director; he is the father of five children and has one grandson, Mason.