Steve Row worked 24 years as a reporter and editor at The Richmond (Va.) News Leader (1968-92) and then 11 years in journalism education outreach on behalf of Richmond Newspapers, Inc., in scholastic journalism classes in approximately 20 Richmond area high schools (1992-2003). During his time in the newsroom, he was the main substitute classical music reviewer for the paper and reviewed Richmond Symphony, Richmond Sinfonia, touring orchestra, and other musical group performances, as well as wrote occasional music-related feature stories. After taking early retirement in 2003, he relocated to Knoxville, Tenn., where he edited the local city magazine for more than a year and did freelance writing. He sang in the Maryville Community Chorus for 2004, 2005, and 2006 spring programs. He relocated to Greenville, N.C., in June 2006 and does freelance writing and editing for local and regional magazines. He has written features for the quarterly East magazine at East Carolina University and contributes fine and performing arts previews to the magazine. Row sings in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church choir in Greenville and the Greenville Choral Society, and he is a member of the board of directors of the choral society.