Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
Stephen G. Jones is a professor of music at Western Michigan University where he teaches trumpet and performs with the Western Brass Quintet. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Ohio State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. His major teachers include Richard Suddendorf, Thomas Battenberg, Walter Myers, Gerard Schwarz and Clifford Lillya. In 2006 the International Trumpet Guild awarded Jones its Award of Merit, which is presented to individuals who have made "substantial contributions to the art of trumpet playing through performance, teaching, publishing, research, composition, or support of the goals of The International Trumpet Guild."
In addition to performing and recording with the Western Brass Quintet, Jones has held positions in the Wichita Brass Quintet, the Wichita Symphony and the Kalamazoo Symphony. As a soloist he has been featured with numerous professional and university-level orchestras and bands including the American Wind Symphony, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and the Santa Fe Chamber Symphony. His performances abroad include concerts in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Russia, The People's Republic of China, Thailand and Korea. He is known throughout the Midwest as a solo and chamber music recitalist and clinician. He may be heard on the CRI, CRS, ASUC, Mark, Capstone, Dubois, Hourglass, SMR, Sonica, ALAM and Summit recording labels.
Jones has twice been elected president of the International Trumpet Guild and three times as secretary, in addition to serving on the board of directors of that organization. Other professional affiliations have included Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda and Music Teachers National Association. His articles have appeared in the International Trumpet Guild Journal.