Stuart Stephenson

Principal Trumpet

Diane & Hal Brierley Chair

Stuart Stephenson joined the DSO as Principal Trumpet in the 2022/23 season. Stephenson was the Principal Trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has also been a guest musician with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony. Stuart is on faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School and has performed at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival and Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. He is also on faculty at Southern Methodist University in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio.

Stephenson holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University. His notable teachers include Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, Chris Martin, Tom Rolfs, Tom Cupples, Adel Sanchez, Raymond Mase and Mark Gould.