Michael Stephan currently serves as the Principal Tuba for the Orchestra of Indian Hill, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, the Mercury Orchestra, the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra, and as acting principal tuba of the Manchester Music Festival. An active freelance musician, Michael has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Opera, American Symphony, New World Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Vermont Symphony, South Florida Orchestra, and many orchestras across the East Coast. He has also held principal and acting principal positions with Berkshire Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Canton Symphony, Boston Civic Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra.
His charismatic personality combined with his experience in performing have taken him to Brazil, Venezuela, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Spain, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and throughout the United States. Michael has worked as adjunct faculty at Duquesne University, Amherst College, and Williams College. He has coached numerous youth orchestras from Boston University, New England Conservatory, and Gordon College. He earned an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University, a Masters in Music from NEC, and a Bachelor of Music from UMass Amherst.
Michael is an active member of the Boston Local 9-535 Musicians Union. He maintains a private studio, offering lessons to low brass students in the New England area, all over the world (via skype) and is often hired to perform at a wide array of events, featuring musical styles as diverse asorchestral, new music, brass band, Dixieland, Christian, ragtime, jazz, pop, marching band, and more. In his spare time, Michael loves to ride bicycles, camp, hike mountains and play outside with his German shepherd, Jacob.