Master of Music – Wichita State University
Bachelor of Music – Eastman School of Music
Stephen Orejudos has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic since 2012. Previous to joining the LPO, Mr. Orejudos had been Principal Trumpet of the Southwest Michigan Symphony and 2nd/Acting Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. He has also performed with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Wichita Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Orejudos also currently serves as Principal Trumpet with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his performing schedule, Mr. Orejudos is an active teacher and avid proponent of music education in the public schools. He has over 12 years of experience as a private instructor, brass sectional coach and master class clinician, and has been an instructor with the Merit School of Music in Chicago, IL and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Previous to moving to New Orleans, Mr. Orejudos served as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University South Bend. Mr. Orejudos is currently the trumpet and brass ensemble instructor at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, and is on adjunct faculty for Tulane University. He is also involved in the numerous educational projects that partner with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, helping to bring music education to the under served neighborhoods of New Orleans.
Mr. Orejudos holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from Wichita State University. His teachers have included Judith Saxton, Kevin Hartman, Mathew Lee, Larry Knopp, Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler.