Instructor of Music Performance (Trumpet)
Stephen Campbell joins the faculty at Ball State University as visiting professor in August of 2017. Prior to this appointment, he was a professional trumpeter based in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2004. After finishing undergraduate and graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to do post graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of music, to be completed in the Fall of 2017.
Stephen is the principal trumpeter of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Lexington, KY; associate principal trumpet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, WV; and principal of the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Lima, OH. He is also a section member of the orchestras of Richmond, IN and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, New Port, KY. In addition to his duties in these orchestras, Stephen is often called upon to perform as an additional or substitute player with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, among others. Stephen also participates in chamber music with various ensembles.
In addition to his active role as a professional musician, Stephen was previously visiting professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University; 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.