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About Michael Stroeher

Dr. Michael Stroeher received his BM in Music Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, his MM with Honors in Trombone Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, his MME in Conducting from the University of North Texas, and his PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas.
Michael Stroeher has previously taught at Idaho State University, Phillips University, Augusta State University and in the St. Louis Public Schools. His students have placed or won the National Trombone Competition, the Ohio Valley Low Brass Competition, the Southeastern Regional Tuba-Euphonium Competition, and have gone on to successful careers as professional performers, university teachers and music educators.
“The most important thing I can do for students is to help them become the best possible musicians they can be, and to help them learn to teach themselves. I don’t really teach trombone; I teach how to make music using a trombone.”
When not teaching, performing, or practicing Dr. Stroeher runs, hikes, cycles, and spends time with his wife, musicologist Dr. Vicki Stroeher and two dogs, Maggie and Nellie.
He serves as Principal Trombone in the Huntington Symphony and has performed with the West Virginia, Ohio Valley, Augusta, Greenville, and St. Louis Symphonies, the South Carolina Philharmonic, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
His solo performances include Leopold Mozart Concerto with the Marshall University Orchestra, Phillip Sparke Concerto with Marshall Wind Symphony, Henri Tomasi Concerto with the Huntington Symphony, Joseph Turrin Fandango with the Marshall Wind Symphony, Soren Hyldgaard Rapsodia Borealis with the Marshall Wind Symphony (Western Hemisphere premiere, Derek Bourgeois Concerto with the DeKalb Wind Ensemble (Atlanta) and the Marshall Wind Symphony, J. G. Albrechtsberger Concerto with the Augusta State University Orchestra, Arthur Pryor Thoughts of Love with the Mighty Mississippi Concert Band and Idaho State University Symphonic Band, Pryor Annie Laurie with the Augusta Concert Band, The Marshall University Festival Band, and the Marshall Wind Symphony, and the Frigyes Hidas Movement and Axel Jorgensen Suite at the Eastern Trombone Workshop
Other performances include Marshall Faculty Brass Quintet, Marshall Faculty Jazz Ensemble Bluetrane, and, numerous shows including The Temptations, The Stylistics, Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Video Games Live, Frank Sinatra, Jr., the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Crystal Gayle, Nancy Wilson, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.


Present Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Marshall University

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Phone: 304-696-3109


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