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John Steitz

Instructor, Live Sound and Show Production

In 2006, John Steitz graduated from McNally Smith College of Music, and after gigging around the Twin Cities for a couple years, went to work with Carnival Cruise Lines as a Audio Engineer and Technical Director. Upon returning to the Twin Cities a few years later, he went on to become Entertainment Department Supervisor with ValleyFair, Technical Director for a local theatre, and then a faculty member and instructor with McNally Smith College of Music. John is currently working as an audio engineer at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, as well as a number of local music venues in Minneapolis. At IPR, he teaches Principles of Lighting Systems in the Live Sound and Show Production Program.


  • McNally Smith College of Music

Career Highlights

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • ValleyFair
  • McNally Smith College of Music
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres