Title: Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 191
Degree: D.M.A., University of Minnesota
Interests: Trumpet/French Horn/Chamber Music
Graham Steeds has been performing professionally for the past 15 years. Steeds performed his professional debut on national radio on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1996. Since then he has been heard again on the CBC, National Public Radio playing on the Prairie Home Companion, and Minnesota Public Radio. During that time he has performed in premier venues like symphony hall in Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, and Minneapolis.
Noted for his vast variety of styles, and technique, he has made a name for himself performing in multiple genres of music. Steeds is an active trumpet and cornet soloist performing feature solos at the Banff National Music Festival, International Music Camp with the Winnipeg Sousa Band, Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, various high school wind ensembles, and other venues. With a strong foundation in music education, Steeds frequently coaches student ensemble, and gives lessons to aspiring musicians in the mid-west. He is currently on faculty at Luther College, has been on faculty at Bemidji State University, and taught at Florida State University.
His musical studies were primarily with David Baldwin, Bryan Goff, Christopher Moore, and Del Lyren. Steeds plays an important role supporting the International Trumpet Guild, he is the Exhibit Coordinator for the 2011 International Trumpet Guild Conference.