Steven Parker, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Trombone, New Media, and Coordinator of Music Marketing, Music

Steven Parker, D.M.A.


Dr. Steve Parker works broadly as a trombonist, composer, visual artist, and curator. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize, the Ashurst Prize (UK), the Tito’s Prize, a Fulbright, and multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Parker has performed and exhibited at the American Academy in Rome (Italy), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Arkansas), CUE Art Foundation (NY), the Fusebox Festival (Austin), Gwangju Media Art Festival (Korea), the Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Lincoln Center Festival (NY), Los Angeles Philharmonic inSIGHT (LA), the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), MASS MoCA (Massachusetts), the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio), Rich Mix (London), SXSW, and Tanglewood.

As a concert soloist and as trombonist of NYC-based "new music dream team" Ensemble Signal, he has premiered 200+ new works. Solo highlights include a concerto premiere with Ensemble Dal Niente at the University of Chicago, Columbia University's Miller Theatre (NYC), Future Places (Portugal), and the Spoleto Festival. Ensemble highlights include appearances with Pierre Boulez, Deviant Septet, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra.

Parker has been awarded support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, the Copland Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. In addition to his duties at UTSA, he is the curator of SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art and Executive Director of Collide Arts. He holds degrees in Math and Music from Oberlin, Rice, and UT Austin. His teachers include Dr. Nathaniel Brickens, Michael Mulcahy, Abbie Conant, Mike Svoboda, Dave Waters, Robin Eubanks, James DeSano, Arnold Jacobs, and Raymond Premru.



  • Trombone lessons
  • Trombone Choir
  • New Music Ensemble
  • New Media
  • Sound Art
  • Music Business
  • Music Marketing


  • B.M., Oberlin College
  • M.M., Rice University
  • D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials