Will Strieder is Professor of Music at Texas Tech University. He studied at Northwestern University, where he received the Masters of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and was winner of the Northwestern Concerto Competition. He also studied at the University of Houston, where he received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He is principal trumpet of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, as well as second trumpet of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Strieder performs at Texas Tech with the Faculty Brass Quintet, and also conducts the Trumpet Choir.
He is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Appearances have included those with such groups as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Clear Lake Symphony, Texas Opera Theater, Society for the Performing Arts in Houston, and the Millar Brass Ensemble. He has recorded Incantations for Trumpet and Piano, Rhapsody for solo trumpet and harp, and Trio Italiano by Mary Jeanne van Appledorn with the Opus One recording label. Also, Mr. Strieder recorded Fisher Tull’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Nurnberg Symphony Orchestra in Nurnberg, Germany on Albany Records. Mr. Strieder has also recently appeared twice as a soloist with UADY Chamber Orchestra of Merida, Mexico.
In addition to his teaching and performing duties at Tech, Mr. Strieder directs the School of Music’s recording program. He has drawn over $100,000 in grant money to the program since 2000, improving equipment, streamlining editing and authoring processes and training student assistants to record the more than 400 performances that occur annually at Texas Tech. Mr. Strieder also directs the Winds and Percussion Department’s All-State Recording Project, in which audition materials for Texas small school and large school bands are recorded by Texas Tech faculty members. Faculty members also record spoken commentary to help students prepare for their auditions.
Mr. Strieder’s students have had success in the education and performance fields. The trumpet studio at Texas Tech has attracted talented students from throughout the United States. These students have been accepted into prestigious music festivals and graduate programs nationwide. In addition, many of his former students are successful teachers and performers.