Stephen Dunn is associate professor of trumpet at Northern Arizona University, where he joined the faculty in 2005. In addition to teaching trumpet, he directs Jazz Ensemble II and performs with the Elden Brass Quintet. Previous to his appointment at Northern Arizona University, Mr. Dunn served on the faculties of University of Oregon, University of Denver and Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Dr. Dunn is an active performer in the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas and performs with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in summers and in the Dunn/Pennington trumpet and percussion duo. He is the former principal trumpet of the Oregon Festival of American Music Orchestra and a former member of the Oregon Brass Quintet, Aries Brass Quintet, the Denver Brass and the Ballet West Orchestra. Dunn has performed with numerous professional orchestras, including the Eugene, Utah and Phoenix symphony orchestras, and has traveled as a soloist throughout the U.S. and in Germany. Dunn can be heard on two Dunn/Pennington recordings: Steps (2008) and Old News (2002). He has also recorded with the Denver Brass, Oregon Brass Quintet, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, and for several motion picture soundtracks.
Dr. Dunn holds degrees from Arizona State University (D.M.A.), Northwestern University (M.M) and University of North Texas (B.M. Ed.) He has engaged in additional musical study at the Yale Summer School of Music and the Freiburg Music Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany.