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Acting Principal Trombone

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson is currently performing as acting principal trombone with the Fort Worth Symphony. Previously, he held the position of principal trombone with the San Antonio Symphony and is still performing with the newly formed San Antonio Philharmonic. Steve has also performed with St. Louis Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He has a Bachelors of Music in trombone performance from the University of Michigan where he studied with David Jackson and a Masters of Music from Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman. Steve has taught at Texas State University San Marcos interim faculty, Richland College, and is currently adjunct professor of trombone at St. Mary’s University and Trinity University.

Steve has performed with many chamber groups including DFW Brass, Olmos Ensemble, Music in the Mountains Brass Quintet, and Bishop Arts Brass. Previous to moving to Texas in 2011, Steve played in jazz and commercial ensembles on cruise lines, which allowed him to travel to Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Steve is also a filmmaker and creates many original satirical and documentary videos that can be found on his youtube channel: petersonproject.