A native of Dallas, Texas, Stephen Lange joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section in fall 2010. Previously, he held the assistant principal trombone chair of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2010, making his solo debut with the orchestra in 2007 in Frank Martin's Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments. During his time in St. Louis, Mr. Lange helped found, and was a member of, The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, a chamber group composed of the SLSO trombone section. The group gave masterclasses and recitals throughout the Midwest, culminating in a recently recorded compact disc, 4.1. Before joining the SLSO Mr. Lange performed one season with the San Antonio Symphony. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Opera House Orchestra, the Extension Ensemble, and the Colorado Music Festival. He has taught at the University of Texas-San Antonio and, during his tenure in St. Louis, was an adjunct professor of music at Washington University.
He has given master classes and recitals throughout the country, including The Juilliard School and the Tanglewood Music Festival. In May 1999, Mr. Lange completed The Juilliard School's Master of Music program as a student of Joesph Alessi. During his time at Juilliard he performed the U.S. premiere of Ruben Seroussi's trombone concerto Playtime with the New Juilliard Ensemble and, as a recipient of the Frank Smith Memorial Scholarship, Mr. Lange performed Nino Rota's Concerto for Trombone at the 1998 International Trombone Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Lange holds bachelor's degrees of science and music from Indiana University, where he was awarded Indiana University's Performer's Certificate. Other awards include First Prize in the Lewis Van Haney International Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival, and, with the Extension Ensemble, first place at the 1999 Carmel Chamber Competition and the 1999 Fishoff Chamber Competition. Mr. Lange's former teachers are Joseph Alessi, New York Philharmonic; Keith Brown, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, and Joe Dixon, instructor of trombone in the Dallas area.