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Musician First Class Steven Van Dyne,

Audio/Visual Engineer

MU1 Steven Van Dyne

Musician 1st Class Steven Van Dyne joined the Navy in 2016. He is a native of Northwestern Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College, having focused on classical music production. Under the guidance of his adviser, Kyle P. Snyder, he wrote an undergraduate thesis on the subject of recording live classical music on location using improvised techniques designed to minimize aesthetic disturbance and promote a consistently higher quality of recording. He found a passion for audio early on by combining his love for music, playing guitar, and technology. From the moment he began recording his friends in his mother’s basement, he could never stop reading, researching, and experimenting with ways to better his craft. He ultimately found himself spending every minute of his time playing and producing rock and jazz music throughout Ohio until he joined the Navy Band.