In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Wright State University, Stephen Wadsack travels the country as a sought after guest artist, clinician, and lecturer. Wadsack performs with bands, jazz ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at all levels, ranging from middle school through community and professional level groups. Known for his welcoming and enthusiastic personality, Wadsack is frequently recognized for an authentic magnetism in educational and performance settings.
"Stephen is a truly exciting and talented musician, who captivates his audiences with a dynamic personality and artistry. His programming engages, entertains, and covers all styles of the musical spectrum. It's been a pleasure to see firsthand Stephen's dedication and passion for both performance and music education. He is not to be missed!"
Mr. Jeff Conner, of the Boston Brass
Yamaha Performing Artist
Co-author, "The Portfolio Musician"
Wadsack rehearses for an upcoming performance as a featured guest artist with the Bowling Green State University "Falcon Marching Band", for their 2019 Homecoming halftime show.
Stephen with one of his private students after a Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra performance.
"Stephen has worked with our students on several occasions; each and every time, we are blown away! He has a great ability to connect with students of all ages and ability levels; they truly enjoy working with him, and are always inspired by his performances. The musical values and personal goal-setting he not only speaks of, but demonstrates for my students, are a testament to Stephen's character and personal philosophy. He is a fantastic role model for our students.
As a performer, Stephen never fails to impress. Our parents, administrators, and community members can't seem to stop talking about him for weeks! I feel extremely fortunate that my students and I have had many opportunities to learn from Stephen. I plan to invite him back as soon as I'm able!"
Mr. Michael J. West
Director of Bands and Lead Fine Arts Teacher
Round Lake Area Schools, Illinois
Stephen currently maintains a select studio of private students in the Greater Cincinnati area. Many of his former students have been selected for All-State and All-National honor ensembles, the nation's top collegiate music programs, and full-time performing or teaching positions. For more information on gaining entry into Stephen's private studio, please fill out the contact form here.
Wright State University
Wadsack is a member of the music department faculty at Wright State University, where he serves as the trumpet professor and director of the emerging Jazz Studies program. For more information about studying with Stephen at Wright State, please email him directly here.
Stephen conducts Wilmington College's "Quaker Thunder" during a home basketball contest.