Phone: (806) 834-6880
Office: School of Music, Room 008
Will Strieder is Professor of Music at Texas Tech University. He is Principal Trumpet of the Lubbock
Symphony Orchestra, Second Trumpet of the Houston Ballet Orchestra, and Principal
Trumpet of Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Strieder works with the Trumpet
Choir. He studied at Northwestern University, where he received the Master of Music
degree in Trumpet Performance and was winner of the Northwestern Concerto Competition.
He also studied at the University of Houston, where he earned the Bachelor of Music
in Music Education.
Mr. Strieder is active as a soloist and chamber musician with performances throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Appearances have included those with such groups as the Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, 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, all composed by Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, with the Opus One recording label. Also, Mr. Strieder recorded Fisher Tull’s Concerto for Trumpet with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Nuremberg, Germany, on Albany Records. Mr. Strieder has recently appeared twice as a soloist with the UADY Chamber Orchestra of Merida, Mexico.
In addition to his teaching and performing duties at Texas Tech, Mr. Strieder directs the School of Music’s recording program. His work includes 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 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.
The trumpet studio at Texas Tech has attracted talented students from throughout the United States. Mr. Strieder’s students have had success in the education and performance fields. These students have been accepted into prestigious music festivals and graduate programs nationwide including Northwestern University, the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, National Trumpet Competition, International Trumpet Guild, and University of Southern California. In addition, many of his former students are successful public school teachers, college-level teachers, and performers at the following institutions: University of Southern California, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, Vanderbilt University, Wayland Baptist University, South Plains College, Lubbock Christian University, San Jacinto College, The President’s Own Marine Corp Band, Utah Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Army Field Band.