Steven Dyer has enjoyed a rich and varied musical life since arriving at Winnipeg in 2001, the time at which he joined the renowned Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Second Trombonist; the 2011-2012 season marked his first year as WSO Principal Trombonist.  Concurrently, Steven continues to serve as a Sessional Instructor with the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba.

Previously, Steven held the positions of Principal Trombonist with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Instructor of Low Brass at Lakehead University and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  A recipient of the Boosey & Hawkes Ltd. Prize for excellence in brass playing, Steven has appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, and has presented recitals, master-classes and workshops throughout Canada and the United States. He has also given performances on historical trombone, or sackbut, for Camerata Nova and Consortium Aurora Borealis.

Mr. Dyer is a dedicated and sought-after instructor whose students have shown success in both music education and performance. Many now occupy positions as music teachers throughout the Canadian province of Manitoba, while others have demonstrated their performance skills through winning major solo competitions and earning positions with performing organizations of local, national and international prestige.

A casual performer with many other ensembles, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Steven has also recorded in the studio for Winnipeg artists Dave Lawton and James Keelaghan, Band of the Ceremonial Guard (Ottawa), Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, MCO and WSO.  He holds bachelors and masters degrees in music performance, respectively, from McGill (Montreal) and DePaul (Chicago) Universities.

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