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About Stephen Shoop

Stephen Shoop teaches low brass at Navarro College, in Corsicana, Texas, and also serves as Conductor of the Mesquite Community Band. Dr. Shoop holds a BME degree from Texas Christian University, MME degree from Indiana University, and a PhD in music education from the University of North Texas. In 2011, Steve completed his twenty-seventh year of teaching band and instrumental music in the public schools of Texas. From 2012-2014, Steve taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Primary responsibilities included teaching applied tuba and euphonium, music education coursework, supervising student teachers, playing tuba in the faculty brass quintet, and conducting the Rio Bravo Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Shoop has presented clinics at Baylor University, Valdosta State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Music Educators Association Convention-Clinic, Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic-Convention, and the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In March 2004, Steve was awarded a historical research grant by the Harvey Phillips Foundation for the work he is doing documenting the artistic contributions of early tuba and euphonium players. Steve has served as the primary coordinator of annual TUBACHRISTMAS concerts in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, for thirty years.

In addition, Dr. Shoop is a freelance tuba player, arranger, author, and publisher. He has over thirty published compositions and arrangements to his credit, as well as a number of articles in The Instrumentalist and I.T.E.A. Journal. In 2004 Steve started his own music publishing company—Stephen Shoop Music Publications. Current specialty areas include solos, ensembles, and pedagogical materials for low brass instruments, and music of historical significance.

Primary tuba teachers include Donald Little, Harvey Phillips, and Ron Tasa. Stephen is a life member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (I.T.E.A.).


A Tribute to Early American Tuba Players