John Stegner (Director of Music)
As a music educator for over 35 years, John has served in the Montgomery County Schools, the Rowan County Schools, and at Lafayette High School, in Lexington. After retirement he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Kentucky and currently teaches at both the University of the Cumberlands and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
During his tenure as a high school choral director his choirs performed at the Kentucky Music Educators In-Service Conference on several occasions, the KY-ACDA Conference and they were invited to sing at several conventions and conferences throughout the United States. They consistently received distinguished ratings at the KMEA choral festivals and were named "Best in Class" at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival, in Gatlinburg, Six Flags Choral Festival, in Atlanta, and the Music Fest in Orlando.
John was named Secondary Teacher of the Year by KMEA, Outstanding Teacher of the Arts, and received the honor of having the city of Mt. Sterling recognize him with a day dedicated to his name, the John Stegner day.
He has served as director of various church choirs including, First Christian Church, and First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Centenary Methodist Church Youth Choir, and Broadway Christian Church, in Lexington.