Ball State University
Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra
Stephen Campbell is Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet) at Ball State University. Prior to his appointment, Stephen was a professional musician based in Cincinnati, OH since 2005. After finishing undergraduate and graduate studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, Stephen moved to Cincinnati to do post graduate work at the University of Cincinnati, College, Conservatory of Music.
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 trumpet of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Muncie, IN. In addition to his duties in these orchestras, Stephen is often called upon to perform as an additional or substitute musician with ensembles including the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Blue Ash Montgomery 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 Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX; and adjunct instructor at Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH. Stephen also served as a private instructor for the Bellbrook Public Schools, Bellbrook, OH, and Scott County Schools, Scott County, KY. Several of his private students have experienced success in state competition, solo contests, and have performed with him in professional orchestras.