Steve Norrell, trombone
Steve Norrell joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1981 and has played on six Grammy Award-winning recordings with Maestro James Levine. He has also toured and performed with the New York Philharmonic, along with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Before joining the Met, Steve was a member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and played summer seasons with the Baltimore Symphony (1977-79). Steve earned both his BM and MM degrees from The Juilliard School, where his principal instructor was Donald Harwood. Other prominent teachers include Philip Jameson, Charles Vernon, and Arnold Jacobs. Steve has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1988 and has performed frequently at the school since that time. Currently, he spends his summers as a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. Steve currently lives in Haworth, New Jersey with his wife, harpist Karen Stern, and his daughters, Jesse and Kim.