Conductor and Music Director

Steven Trinkle

Conductor and music director of the Powder River Symphony, Steven Trinkle has worked with a wide variety of ensembles including choirs, orchestras, music theatre, and university ensembles. His conducting teachers have included Sam Jones, Kurt Muspratt, Paul Vermel, Don Portnoy and the many conductors with whom he has worked and observed for the past 40 years. Ensembles under his direction have toured the USA, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Brazil.

A trumpeter by training and trade, Trinkle has worked in orchestras in the United States, Italy and Venezuela including the Houston Symphony, the August Symphony, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Shreveport Symphony, the Orchestra Sinfonica dalla Radiotelevisione Italiana and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo.

As a soloist he has often performed the standard and not-so-standard works for trumpet and orchestras. He has given the world premiere performances of many new works for trumpet and is often called upon to perform the difficult high works of the Baroque masters.

His ensembles, Trinkle Brass Works and Portable Masterpieces, have received wide recognition through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts via Arts Midwest and Western States Arts Federation. Additionally, grants from the Virginia Arts Council, North Carolina Arts Council, the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Wyoming Arts Council, Nevada Arts Council and many individuals, corporations, and foundations have funded hundreds of performance and Arts in Education residencies. Visit the Trinkle Brass Works website at