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Steve O'Connor, Trumpet

Born and raised in Falls Church, VA, trumpeter Steve O'Connor joined the Presidio Brass in July of 2011. He enjoys an active freelance career in the Los Angeles area, including performances with the Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Pops, the Ojai Festival Orchestra, Santa Barbara and Redlands Symphonies.  Steve frequently performs with the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Pops Orchestra as well, and has performed with esteemed artists such as KC and the Sunshine Band, Michael Bolton, and Ozomatli to name a few.  Steve is also a member of the Pageant of the Masters Summer Arts Festival Orchestra in Laguna Beach. 

In addition to performing, Steve has served as a trumpet instructor for the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University in Long Beach and at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.  He earned a Bachelor's degree in music from Michigan State University and a Master's in Music from Cal State Long Beach. His teachers have included Tim Morrison, Jim Wilt, and Dave Washburn.