Cunningham to Grambling State
Steven Cunningham has been appointed Assistant Professor of Music (Upper Brasswinds) and Assistant Band Director at Grambling State University.
A composer/arranger as well as trumpeter and improviser, Steven has had the opportunity to work with Josh Groban, El DeBarge, No BS! Brass Band, Jah Works, Maestro J, Tinnarose, Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band, Orchester Prazevica, Black Masala, The KG Experience, Brass of the Potomac, Joye B. Moore, The Brotherhood, The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, The Flavor Project and Brunswick. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, DAR Constitution Hall, The Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, The Tower Theater, The National Orchestral Institute, Musikfest, New York Gypsy Festival, International Trumpet Guild Conference, National Trumpet Competition, American Bandmasters Association Convention, and The Richmond Jazz Festival. He performed as lead trumpet for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, third trumpet in 2015, and 2nd trumpet in 2016. Steven has also performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestral Institute.
Steven received his Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011, studying with Rex Richardson. He earned a Master of Music degree in 2014 and a DMA in 2017 from the University of Maryland, College Park, studying with Chris Gekker. Steven was Adjunct Instructor of Music at VCU from 2017 to 2018. He was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music/Assistant Band Director at Grambling State University. Steven is a Cannonball Trumpet Artist.