Michael Stroeher has previously taught at Idaho State University, Phillips University, Augusta State University and in the St. Louis Public Schools. His students have placed or won the National Trombone Competition, the Ohio Valley Low Brass Competition, the Southeastern Regional Tuba-Euphonium Competition, and have gone on to successful careers as professional performers, university teachers, and music educators.
“The most important thing I can do for students is to help them become the best possible musicians they can be, and to help them learn to teach themselves and teach others. I don’t really teach trombone; I teach how to make music using a trombone.”
Michael Stroeher presently serves as Principal Trombone of the Huntington Symphony. He previously was Principal Trombone with the South Carolina Philharmonic and has performed with the West Virginia, Ohio Valley, Augusta, Greenville, and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
· John Mackey Harvest with the Marshall University Wind Symphony
· Launy Grondahl Konzert with the Huntington Symphony
· Leopold Mozart Concerto with the Marshall University Orchestra
· Phillip Sparke Concerto with Marshall Wind Symhony
· Henri Tomasi Concerto with the Huntington Symphony
· Jan Sandström BombiBone BrassBitt with the Marshall University Wind Symphony
· Joseph Turrin Fandango with the Marshall Wind Symphony
· Soren Hyldgaard Rapsodia Borealis with the Marshall Wind Symphony (Western Hemisphere premiere)
· Derek Bourgeois Concerto with the DeKalb Wind Ensemble (Atlanta) and the Marshall Wind Symphony
· J. G. Albrechtsberger Concerto with the Augusta State University Orchestra
· Arthur Pryor Thoughts of Love with the Mighty Mississippi Concert Band and Idaho State University Symphonic Band
· Pryor Annie Laurie with the Augusta Concert Band, The Marshall University Festival Band, and the Marshall Wind Symphony
· Frigyes Hidas Movement and Axel Jorgensen Suite at the Eastern Trombone Workshop
· Marshall Faculty Brass Quintet
· Marshall Faculty Jazz Ensemble Bluetrane
· Numerous shows including The Temptations, The Stylistics, Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Video Games Live, Frank Sinatra, Jr., the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Crystal Gayle, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Blood Sweat and Tears, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
When not teaching, performing, or practicing Dr. Stroeher runs, hikes, cycles, and spends time with his wife, musicologist Dr. Vicki Stroeher and their three dogs, Nellie, Scout, and Abby.