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Dartagnan Stephen

Brass instructor

Dartagnan Stephen is a highly accomplished trumpet player renowned for his versatility and expertise in orchestral performance. With a solid educational foundation, he holds a Masters degree in trumpet performance from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. During his time at NIU, he served as a graduate teaching assistant, honing his skills both as a performer and an educator. Dartagnan’s musical journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences, including extensive involvement in marching band, notably with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. His orchestral career has seen him grace the stages of prestigious ensembles such as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Dubuque Symphony, and the Rockford Symphony, where his dynamic playing and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on audiences and fellow musicians alike.