Steffi Bade-Bräuning is music teacher, conductor, arranger and clarinettist. As a state teacher at Schelztor High School/ Junior College Esslingen she works as a networker among the institutions of music. Thus she is the artistic director of the music ensembles at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen: symphonic orchestra, pep-band as well as choir. In these ensembles, she puts great importance into the support of young talents. At her school, she was appointed as leader of the Jazz-Band.
In 1993 she was invited as conductor at the Philharmonic Night of the Cologne Philharmonics. 1998 she performed on stage of the WDR Classics-festival. She has had the honor to work with renowned orchestras like the Kurpfälzischen Kammerorchester (1997) and the Munich Symphonic Orchestra (1998) in masterclasses of conducting with Professor Joshard Daus.
She has been the artistic director of the youth choir "Limited Edition" at the Fellbach Philharmonic Choir since 2006 and founded the children's baroque orchestra "Die Telemänner" in 2008.
From 1999-2003 she was Head of Music at the German School Singapore as well as conductor-in-residence of the National University of Singapore Society Chorus; she founded the German-International Chamber choir Singapore and was honorary church music director of the German-speaking congregation. She was appointed as the choir director of Bizet's "Carmen" at the Singapore Lyric Opera and member of the board of judges at the Singapore Central Judging of Choirs (Singapore Youth Festival) 2001-2003.
The international focus of her work has always been important to her. She participated as a singer of the "Gächinger Kantorei" under Helmuth Rilling on concert tours to Israel, Spain and Japan. Inspired by these experiences she started many international projects herself: The German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) supported her concert tour of the Jugend-Sinfonieorchester Baesweiler to Naples, Florida. During her appointment in Singapore, many of her projects were supported by the German Embassy as well as the Goethe- Institute.
2005 she conducted a concert tour of the Erich Kästner High School/ Junior College orchestra to Singapore. The production of the Musical "Anne of Green Gables" saw the University Cultural Centre three times sold out. In 2010, the Goethe-Institute supported a concert tour of the children's baroque orchestra "Die Telemänner" to Budapest.
As the conductor of the Franconian Children's choir, she has twice produced CDs with the Bavarian Radio Station, one of which was the first ever recording of the children's opera "Adventures of the Middle Ages" ("Abenteuer im Mittelalter") by Friedrich Radermacher.