Born in Duluth, Minnesota to Julian Sem and Evelyn Synnove Steen.
Attends the Rotary Awardees Luncheon with Eleanor Roosevelt on May 20 in Bozeman, MT.
Wins Minnesota’s Best Actress (one-act play contest) and Minnesota’s Jr. Miss, 3rd runner-up, nationally.
Sings soprano for the St. Olaf’s Choir, graduates cum laude from St. Olaf College, earns a Bachelor of Arts in social psychology and Asian studies.
Becomes a social worker for the Hennepin County Welfare Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becomes a clergy team member of an exchange program with the Lutheran World Federation in Göppingen, Germany.
Becomes clergy team member and music director of the Jubilation Singers of Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota.
Becomes clergy team member and youth choir director of First Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Becomes administrator of Family Child Care Facility in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and auditions into the National Lutheran Choir.
Becomes a faculty teacher at Stenson Suzuki Studios and Home Studios at St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Authors “Mother Tongue Singing/Voice Method.”
Studies postgraduate courses at Hamline University.
Receives a Bachelor of Music equivalency (MMTA, MTNA) from the University of Minnesota and other institutions.
Authors research paper “Carts vs. Horses II” and becomes a small group leader at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Becomes founding director of the Fair Pay Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Authors “School Start Time/Teen Sleep Deprivation.”
Becomes a co-incorporator of FairVote Minnesota.
Becomes a member of the workshop and children’s ministry at the Augsburg College Youth and Family Institute and Trinity Lutheran Congregation.
Serves as first early childhood music chair of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association with work cited in its State Affiliate of the Year 2011 Award from the Music Teachers National Association.
Co-founds anti-torture committee, Women Against Military Madness; founder of the Steen Early Childhood Music/Education Fund at Augsburg University.
Receives the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.
TV Documentary: Restorelilacway.com/parks/rock island meet Diane Steen-Hinderlie.