Steve Bentley (Salt Lake City, Utah) holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Collaboration and Music Education supported by a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano and Trumpet performance. Bentley’s expressive sight-reading skills have made him a favorite Piano Collaborator with members of the Utah Symphony and the University of Utah School of Music. He currently teaches Piano Collaboration and is the student recital coordinator at the University of Utah Valley. Presently, and for the past thirty years, he works with non-profit youth organizations that produce the world’s finest Drum and Bugle Corps. The Concord Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cadets, and currently, the Boston Crusaders have all benefited from his expert knowledge of brass playing. He has been on the winning brass staff of 5 Drum Corps International World Champions and 7 Jim Ott Excellence in Brass awards. This is Bentley’s 18th year as a Bands of America adjudicator. In 2002, he was the Music Assistant to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Band. He worked closely with Olympic organizers and the Walt Disney special event coordinators, assisting in the creation of music and motion with the Olympic Band. The 132-band members performed at the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as many of the Olympic venues and the Medals Plaza.