Michael Steinel

Professor of Jazz Trumpet

Office: MU353 | Phone: (940) 565-3758 | E-mail: Michael.Steinel@unt.edu

Mike Steinel is an Associate Professor in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He teaches Jazz Improvisation, Pedagogy of Improvisation, and Jazz Trumpet Masterclass. He directs the UNT Jazz Combo Workshop and the UNT Jazz Trumpet Workshop. He has published numerous compositions for jazz ensembles. He is the author of Building A Jazz Vocabulary, Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble, and Essential Standards for Jazz Ensemble. He is a trumpeter, pianist and composer and has numerous recordings to his credit.

Mike Steinel holds a BME degree from Emporia State University and a MME degree from the University of North Texas. An experienced jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger, Mr. Steinel was jazz artist in residence at Bethel College and was on the faculty of Northern Illinois University before coming to North Texas. He has served on the faculties of the Clark Terry Jazz Camp, the Jamey Aebersold Improvisation Camps, the Saskatchewan Summer Jazz Camp and the University of Missouri Summer Jazz Residency.

Mike has performed as soloist at the MENC and IAJE national conventions and at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. His playing experience includes work with Clark Terry, Don Ellis, Bill Evans, Jerry Bergonzi and recordings with the Chicago Jazz Quintet and the Frank Mantooth Big Band. Honors received include an Illinois Arts Council Chairman's Grant (1985) and a jazz fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (1987).

Discography

Dangerous Precedent The Frank Mantooth Big Band featuring Bobby Shew, Clark Terry, and Ramsey Lewis. Sea Breeze Records, 1993.

Persevere The Frank Mantooth Big Band featuring Bobby Shew, Clark Terry, and Pete Cristlieb. Optimism Records OPCD 3422, 1991.

Suite Tooth The Frank Mantooth Big Band featuring Bobby Shew, Louis Bellson,and Art Farmer. Optimism Records OPCD 3217, 1989.

First Waltz Chicago Jazz Quintet. Chicago: CJQ Recordings, 1985.

Lab '79 North Texas State University One O'clock Lab Band. Denton: NTSU Lab Band Records, 1979. Lab '78 North Texas State University One O'clock Lab Band. Denton: NTSU Lab Band Records, 1978.

Published Books
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble (Hal Leonard)
Essential Standards for Jazz Ensemble (Hal Leonard)
Building A Jazz Vocabulary (Hal Leonard)

Published Compositions
Bubbert In Love (Hal Leonard Corporation 2007)
Bossa de Cacun (Hal Leonard Corporation 2007)
Bubbert Goes West (Hal Leonard Corporation 2006)
Song For San Miguel (Hal Leonard Corporation 2006)
Bubbert Takes the Train (Hal Leonard Corporation 2005)
Riffology (Hal Leonard Corporation 2005)
Bubbert Goes Retro (Hal Leonard Corporation 2004)
Mister Cool (Hal Leonard Corporation 2004)
Bubbert Kicks Back (Hal Leonard Corporation 2003)
Ballad for a Blue Horn (Hal Leonard Corporation 2003)
Blues for a New Day (Hal Leonard Corporation 2002)
Bubbert Goes Undercover (Hal Leonard Corporation 2002)
Blues for a New Day (Hal Leonard Corporation 2002)
Bubberts Groove (Hal Leonard Corporation 2001)
Sunday Afternoon (Hal Leonard Corporation 2001)
It’s Only a Minor Thing (Kendor 2001)
Azule (Doug Beach Music/Kendor, 1996)
Blues and More (Doug Beach Music/Kendor, 1996)
Is Too Is Not (Doug Beach Music, 1993)
Eazy Greazy (Doug Beach Music, 1993)
Schoolzout (Doug Beach Music, 1992)
New Beginning (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1991)
Weaselwalk (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1991)
O.D.'s Rock Shop (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1990)
Killer Fox (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1990)
Orlando's Commandos (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1989)
Road Baby (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1989)
Samba De Los Gatos (Doug Beach Music/Neil A. Kjos, 1989)
O.D.'s All Night Diner (Doug Beach Music, 1988)
Dead Ringer (Doug Beach Music, 1987)
Casa Bonita (Doug Beach Music, 1987)
Good News (Doug Beach Music, 1986)
Blues for Youse (Doug Beach Music, 1985)
Nanu Nanu (Doug Beach Music, 1984)
Midnight Offering (Doug Beach Music, 1984)

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