Steven Marx is an international competition winner and in demand as a soloist, conductor, and adjudicator. He is a former Yamaha Young Artist, and has performed throughout the United States and internationally in countries such as China, England, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Macao, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Bratislava, Italy, and the Bahamas. Most recently, Marx was featured as a soloist with the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony in Smetana Hall (Prague, Czech Republic), Mendelsohn Hall in the Gewandhaus (Leipzig, Germany), and Jakokirche (Luckenwalde, Germany.) Marx has won numerous prizes at the National Trumpet Competition, and also was awarded first place in the Mock Orchestra Competition at the International Trumpet Guild Convention in Manchester, England. He was awarded the prestigious Performers Certificate and was the recipient of the 2008 Teaching Assistant Prize of Teaching Excellence during his graduate work at the Eastman School of Music.
Marx completed a Bachelor of Music degree from Grand Valley State University, a Masters of Music in Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Music Arts in Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Marx has taught at Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, Nazareth College, Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp, Grand Valley Trumpet Seminar, and Orvieto Musica Trumpet Seminar in Orvieto, Italy prior to his appointment at Gettysburg College in 2015.
Currently, Dr. Marx is Director of Marching and Symphony Bands and Instructor of Applied Trumpet in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. He is in demand as a clinician, conductor, and educator for marching bands, wind ensembles, and brass ensembles. In the past, Marx has been a clinician for award-winning middle and high school ensembles in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. He was the conductor of brass ensembles at Colorado State University and the National Brass Academy, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Marx has been a featured educator and artist at the Grand Valley International Trumpet Institute, the Utah State University Trumpet Festival, and Orvieto Musica in Italy. Former students currently hold positions in the President’s Own, Pershing’s Own, Johnstown Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Additional students have performed in live rounds of the National Trumpet Competition Collegiate Solo Competition, and another was awarded Third Prize at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition in Sydney, Australia.
Marx has performed with the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Axiom Brass, Boulder Brass, West Shore Symphony, and has toured and recorded with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Currently, Marx performs internationally as a soloist; and with the Apex Brass and the Aire Duo.