Canadian trombonist Dr. Stephen Ivany is an active trombonist across North America. He regularly performs with the North Carolina Symphony and has formerly held positions with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist he has commissioned many new works for trombone and trombone ensemble, and released his first solo album, This Shall be for Music, with pianist, David Chafe in 2014. He recently appeared as a soloist with the Triangle Area Youth Brass Bands (2018), the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (2017), the Florida State University Wind Orchestra (2017), and both the ECU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble (2018). This coming Fall he will perform Nino Rota’s Trombone Concerto with the ECU Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician Stephen has toured across North America including two performances at Carnegie Hall and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. This season he has recitals across North America including performances at the 2018 NACWPI Conference in Vancouver British Columbia, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Furman University, Florida State University, Columbus State University, Jacksonville State University, Troy University, as well as Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Stephen is currently the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at East Carolina University and is a faculty member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He received his Doctor of Music from The Florida State University, Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music, and Bachelor of Music from Memorial University. He is an Eastman Euphonium performing artist and a Shires Trombone performing artist.