Stefan Stolarchuk, Low Brass (ext. 253) is an active trombonist and teacher based in East Lansing. A native of Ann Arbor, MI, he holds a Bachelor's degree in music performance from Bowling Green State University, a master's in trombone performance from the University of Michigan, and is currently in the late stages of finishing his doctorate in music at Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Ava Ordman, David Jackson, Bill Mathis, and Garth Simmons.
Stefan is in high demand throughout Michigan, primarily as a bass trombonist, but occasionally on tenor as well. He has appeared with the Ann Arbor, Saginaw Bay, Midland, West Michigan, and Flint Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Detroit Chamber Winds, the Capital City Brass Band, and the Five Lakes Silver Band. He is also the bass trombonist with the award-winning Scott Gwinnell jazz orchestra. Stefan was also a finalist in the 2015 International Trombone Association trombone quartet competition, as a member of the Spartan Hoplite Quartet.
In addition to his teaching duties at the FSPA, Stefan teaches low brass at the Marshall Music flagship store in Lansing, and maintains a private studio of students in Ann Arbor. His students have placed in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors band, and the trombone studios at Central Michigan and Michigan State Universities.