of the Washington Symphonic Brass, Milton Stevens, is also the Principal
Trombonist of the National Symphony Orchestra. As Artist
in Residence at the University of Maryland, he is the conductor
of the U of MD Brass Ensemble on the College Park campus. His knowledge
with brass literature has led to his increasing popularity as a conductor
of this rich and varied repertoire.
Some recent guest conducting engagements have been with the U. S.
Naval Academy Brass, the U. S. Army Band, and the New World Symphony
Brass and Percussion. Milton Stevens has conducted performances of
Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with his colleagues in the National
Symphony, and he has been a guest conductor of the Asaph Ensemble
in Washington on many occasions.
Dr. Stevens’ conducting studies were with Gerhardt Wimberger in
Salzburg, Austria, and with Bernard Goodman and Walter Eisenberg
in the United States. In prior years, Dr. Stevens directed the Oberlin
Brass Choir, the Boston University Brass Choir, and the Boston University
Wind Ensemble. He was the founder of the Interservice Trombone Choir,
comprised of professional trombonists from the various Washington
area military bands.
Dr. Stevens earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music,
the University of Illinois, and Boston University, and he pursued
additional studies at Tanglewood and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg,
Austria. Stevens previously was a full-time faculty member at Oberlin,
Boston University, and Ohio State University. Currently, in addition
to his posts as performer with the National Symphony Orchestra
and conductor of the Washington Symphonic Brass, he is an Adjunct
at Catholic University and an Artist in Residence at the University