Accomplished percussionist Steve Kimball is the former Principal Timpanist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) in Shanghai, China and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) in Duluth, MN. Steve has performed with a variety of artists including Elvis Costello, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Idina Menzel, Luciano Pavarotti, and Yo Yo Ma. Steve frequently performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recently he was the percussionist for Motown The Musical at the Orpheum Theater in December. Steve has recorded national TV commercials at Asche & Spencer Recording Studios as well as production soundtracks for the Children's Theater Company (CTC), Wild Sound Recording Studios, and Creation Audio Studios. Steve received his Masters of Music (MM) degree from the University of Minnesota. He teaches applied percussion lessons at Macalester College, St. Paul.