He is a freelance woodwind musician and instructor in the Tampa Bay area. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Tampa (2011) in saxophone performance, and a Master of Music in multiple woodwind performance from the University of South Florida (2013). He is an active performer on all instruments of the woodwind family, including saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Stephen is a member of the artist associate faculty at the University of Tampa, as saxophone instructor and (former) director of athletic bands.
Stephen has performed with various ensembles on the Today Show (NBC), at Tampa Bay Lightning and Rays games, and at the conferences of the American Bandmasters Association, Florida Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, and the Florida Flute Association. He has also performed with the Florida Wind Band for several seasons, in the clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone sections. He is an active performer in the pit orchestras of local musical theatre productions, recently appearing with Stageworks, Berkeley Preparatory, Florida College, and the University of Tampa.