Steve Schaffner

Trumpet Teacher


Master of Music (Trumpet Performance) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1979.

Bachelor of Arts (Music Education), Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1974.

Further private study in trumpet with Robert Nagel (New York Brass Quintet) (1974-75) and Roger Blackburn (Philadelphia Orchestra) (1976-77).

Performing Ensembles

The Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, The Newtown Chamber Orchestra, The Riverside Symphonia

The Rutgers Festival Orchestra (Camden),The Mozart Orchestra (Philadelphia) The Garden State Philharmonic        

The Media Theater Pit Orchestra (Media, Pa.), The Seacoast Brass Quintet, The Trenton Brass Quintet

Robert and Edmund Moore’s brass ensembles,The H. B. Smith Cornet Band  

The Midiri Brothers Orchestra (as lead trumpet, arranger, singer)

The Alpine Horns (traditional German folk music)


The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey Assistant Conductor, 1997-2008, Associate Conductor, 2008-2011. Burlington (NJ) County College Concert Band. Jazz Band The Cherry Hill Wind Symphony Assistant Conductor, 1982-1985. Pit Conductor for staged amateur productions of the following organizations: The Pinelands Players The Log Cabin Playhouse Haddonfield Plays and Players Center Stage Theater Moorestown Theater Company Editorial Galaxy Music Corporation, New York (1981-1987) Editor of all domestic publications. Gaudia Music and Arts, Inc., New York (1987-2003) The former owner of Galaxy Music Corporation, Professor John M. Kernochan (Columbia School of Law), hired me to Edited for publication a 27-volume collection of Italian madrigals. In all, there were nearly 800 individual selections by composers of the Italian Renaissance. Schaffner Publishing Company, Westmont, New Jersey (Since 1981) Today, the overwhelming majority of our publications is for choral and brass ensembles. Publications ECS Publishing of Boston has published my transcription of Capuzzi’s Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra. The International Trumpet Guild has published my article on basic transposition for the trumpeter in its section devoted to young trumpet students. The article is written at the level of the junior high school reader. Composition, Orchestration, Arranging My orchestrations have been commissioned and/or performed by the following organizations: The Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, Philip F. Travaline, Music Director. Temple University Music Prep Orchestra and Children’s Choir The Senior Concert Orchestra of New York The University of Massachusetts Brass Choir The Philadelphia Orchestra The Cherry Hill Wind Symphony The Midiri Brothers Orchestra The Seacoast Brass Quintet The Haddonfield Brass Quartet