A performing artist/clinician for the S. E. Shires Co. and former Director of Jazz Studies and Brass Studies at Brevard College, Stephen Wilson has an extensive career as a professional trombonist beginning as a freelance musician in the San Francisco area, later working as lead/solo trombonist on the house band at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Resort Casino where he performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Natalie Cole, George Benson, and Jay Leno, among others. Mr. Wilson currently serves as Principal Trombone of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in the southeast and has performed as a featured soloist at the International Trombone Association, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Midwest Clinic, and at Spoleto USA. His arrangements for trombone ensemble have been performed at the University of South Carolina, the Southeast Trombone Symposium, and the International Trombone Festival. He was twice named best trombone at the world famous Pacific Coast Jazz Festival in Berkeley, CA and has performed with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, John Faddis, Frank Rosolino, and Bill Watrous. He has performed in pit orchestras with many national touring companies including “Wicked,” “The Producers,” and “Young Frankenstein.” Mr. Wilson currently teaches applied trombone at Furman University.