Steve Wilson, D.M.A. (Chair)
Department Chair, Trombone
Dr. Steve Wilson is Chair of the Department of Music and Professor of Trombone at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and holds both a Master’s degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Wilson has been active nationally and internationally as a soloist, as a member of the Continental Trombone Quartet, and as a member of the Jim Widner Big Band. He has given recitals and master classes at the Midwest Clinic, the Jazz Educators Network National Conference, the International Association of Jazz Educators National Conference, the International Trombone Festival in Brazil and China, the American Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C., the International College Music Society Conference, the International Vernacular Congress, the Texas Band Masters Association Convention in San Antonio, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Brazilian National Trombone Association, and at numerous universities across the United States. His most recent collaborations have been with Bruce Adolphe, Director of Family Concerts for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Mike Block, Kaoru Watanabe, and Shane Shannon of The Silk Road Ensemble, in a new chamber music work for bass trombone, piano, cello, shinobue, and percussion in a series of performances at the Off the Hook Arts Festival in Colorado, Princeton University, and a sell-out performance at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
Dr. Wilson's article, "Bringing Out the Inner Animal: How to Get the Most Out of Your Bass Trombonist" has been published in the Texas Bandmaster's Review and reprinted in the School Band and Orchestra Magazine.
Department of Music
Office: FFA M301
Office Phone: (915) 747-6626
Chamber Music Recital at Lincoln Center, March, 2018
Chamber Music Concert at Princeton University, November, 2017
World Premiere of Thuenpa Puen Zhi at the Off the Hooks Arts Festival in Colorado, 2017
Brazilian National Trombone Conference. 2010.
International Trombone Association Conference. China. 2009
International Trombone Association Conference. Brazil. 2007
The Midwest Clinic, 2006
International Association of Jazz Educators National Conference, 2005
The Eastern Trombone Workshop, 2004
Bringing Out the Inner Animal: How to Get the Most Out of Your Bass Trombonist
Texas BandMaster's Review. Volume 8, Issue 4. June 2007.
Reprinted in School Band and Orchestra Magazine. Vol. 11, No. 1. January 2008.