Chicago native Stephen Orejudos has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic since 2012. Previous to joining the LPO, Mr. Orejudos held the positions of Principal Trumpet of the Southwest Michigan Symphony and 2nd/Acting Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Orejudos has performed with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Green Bay Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Opera in the Ozarks, Wichita Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. In addition to his duties with the Louisiana Philharmonic, he serves as Principal Trumpet of the South Bend Symphony and Whiting Park Festival orchestras. Mr. Orejudos has appeared as a soloist with the Southwest Michigan Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Michigan City Music Festival, New Philharmonic and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras. Most recently, Mr. Orejudos could be heard performing with the Northern Lights Music Festival of Minnesota in their productions of Tosca and The Medium.
Mr. Orejudos is an active teacher and avid proponent of music education in the public schools. He has over 20 years of experience as a private instructor, brass sectional coach and master class clinician, and has been an instructor with the Merit School of Music in Chicago, IL and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Previous to moving to New Orleans, Mr. Orejudos served as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Indiana University South Bend. Mr. Orejudos is currently the trumpet and brass ensemble instructor at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, and is on adjunct faculty for Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. He has also been involved in the community and educational projects that partner with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, helping to bring music education opportunities to the under served neighborhoods of New Orleans. Mr. Orejudos has represented the LPO at Carnegie Hall for the “Play USA” initiative, which seeks to partner orchestras nationwide for the purpose of improving student access to music education. Recently, he collaborated with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the Positive Vibrations Foundation in providing virtual music instruction to brass players in New Orleans and Haiti for their summer music camp.
Mr. Orejudos holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from Wichita State University. His teachers have included Judith Saxton, Kevin Hartman, Mathew Lee, Larry Knopp, Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler.
TRUMPET | TROMBONE | MUSIC THEORY | BRASS ENSEMBLE COACH
Geographic areas served
Available for lessons virtually, within 30 miles from Forest Lake area, and at the Opus studios in Forest Lake, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale.
- $32 / half hour lesson
- $63 / hour lesson
- $8 per in home lesson
Students must give 24 hour notice to be guaranteed a makeup lesson or refund. No shows or day of cancellations will be counted as a paid lesson.