Rick Stein, a native of Toledo, Ohio, has been principal percussionist with the LR Winds since 2001. He is the choral director and assistant band director at Perryville High School. He has been a member of the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and has served in churches in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Arkansas.
Stein has a bachelor’s degree in church music from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and a master’s degree in church music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He studied percussion with Robert Bell at the University of Toledo, Bob Tillis at DePaul University, and James Rago at the University of Louisville.