Steven Vogel is a Houston based trombonist and low brass instructor who is in high demand as both a performer and educator. Noted for his versatility of style and energy in performance, he has performed in solo and chamber music capacities throughout the United States in the past several years.
A Texas native, Steven completed his undergraduate education in Trombone Performance with Dr. Martin McCain at Texas State University and received his Master of Music degree from the University of Texas while studying with Dr. Nathaniel Brickens. Steven currently holds the positions of Adjunct Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Texas Lutheran University and Low Brass Instructor at Lone Star College – University Park, and has also served on the faculty of the prestigious Luzerne Music Center. Steven has enjoyed working for The Boston University Tanglewood Institute in previous years, continues to teach a highly competitive private low brass studio in the greater Houston area, and is highly sought after as a guest clinician and masterclass instructor.
As a performer, Steven currently serves as the Principal Trombone of The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Second Trombone of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as a substitute trombonist with the Round Rock Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Sinfonietta, and other orchestras throughout the state. Steven tours nationally with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, is a regular performer with both the Texas Brass Ensemble and the Hill Country Brass Quintet, and frequently performs as a freelance player throughout the state of Texas. Steven has been a finalist for the ITF Larry Weihe Trombone Competition, as well as the winner of the 2017 Big 12 Trombone Conference Tenor Trombone Competition.
When not teaching or performing, Steven enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with his family. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and going for long walks with his dog, Tucker.
“Edwards has been the standard of excellence and consistency for me through the last decade, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to play on their equipment. In every setting and in every style I feel comfortable and at ease with my instrument, knowing that it will allow me to produce exactly the sound I’m aiming for. I’m incredibly grateful to all the wonderful Edwards employees for not only producing such a great product but also for their exceptional customer service and quality control.”