Stephen Kunzer is known internationally as a solo artist, chamber musician, educator, clinician, and lecturer, having performed and taught coast-to-coast in the United States, Thailand, Mexico, and Korea.
Stephen is born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma where he is Lecturer of Music at Oklahoma State University (OSU); his duties at OSU include teaching a large studio of tuba and euphonium students, and conducting the tuba/euphonium ensemble.
Enjoying a varied ensemble career, Stephen has performed with the Tucson Symphony (AZ), Dayton Philharmonic (OH), Las Vegas Philharmonic (NV), and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestras (OK), the acclaimed Dallas Brass Quintet, and performed both tuba and bass trombone as a member of the Nevada Ballet Theatre and Broadway Las Vegas Series. Stephen has enjoyed performing behind some today’s great artists - Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, Joshua Bell, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, John Fogerty, Arturo Sandoval, and Willie Nelson, to name a few.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona, and his Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he served as graduate assistant. Stephen has previously served on faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the “New Materials” editor for the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) Journal.
“Diversive Elements” is Stephen’s debut solo album that was released in 2016 featuring new music for the tuba and euphonium, available at major online outlets.
Stephen is proud to be an International Artist and Clinician for Eastman Music Company.
What They Play
This 34" tall CC tuba is wonderfully in tune and is a very easy and comfortable horn to play. Whether
in an orchestral setting, a community band, a church ensemble, a quintet, or solo work – this tuba
works well. The model 632 employs the following features:
- Key of CC
- Full-size tuba with 19 3/4" bell
- Yellow brass construction with nickel-silver leadpipe and tuning slides
- Four stainless steel pistons through a .687" bore
- Front-action valve assembly
- Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (a flat whole step), through a .770” bore
- Short slide tubes designed to give more sealing area at these detachable points
- Exquisitely finished in a clear lacquer
- Available as EBC632S
- Silver-plated finish
- Available as EBC632S