University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute


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University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute

Faculty Profile

Stephen Campbell

Stephen Campbell is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where his duties began in August 2017.

Prior to this appointment, he was a professional trumpeter based in Cincinnati, Ohio, for more than ten years. After finishing undergraduate and graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue graduate study at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, where he anticipates completing a DMA in performance in December 2017.

Stephen is principal trumpet of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra (Lexington, KY) and principal of the Lima Symphony Orchestra (Lima, OH). He is also a section member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his duties in these orchestras, Stephen is often called upon to perform as an additional or substitute player with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, and other groups. Stephen also participates in chamber music with various ensembles.

In addition to his active role as a performer, Stephen was previously Visiting Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University. In addition, he has served as an instructor at Sinclair Community College, Bellbrook Public Schools (Bellbrook, OH), and Scott County Schools (Scott County, KY). Several of his private students have experienced success in state competitions, solo contests and have sat alongside him in professional orchestras.

When Stephen is not on stage or teaching, he is an avid cyclist and runner. To complement his active lifestyle, Stephen is also an accomplished cook and baker.

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