Welcome to my website! I recently gave it a long overdue facelift! I hope you find the site interesting and informative. I consider myself primarily a music educator, band director, and low brass teacher/player. (My primary instrument is tuba). Areas of interest and expertise include instrumental techniques and methods, applied tuba and low brass, and historical research in music education. I am also interested in the application of evolving technologies to the field of music education.
In 2004 I formed a music publishing company—Stephen Shoop Music Publications. Current areas of specialty include print music and related products for low brass instruments, especially at the junior high and high school levels, and products of a historic nature involving low brass instruments.
I currently live in Brownsville,
Texas with my wife Donna. In 2011, I retired after teaching band for twenty-seven years in the public schools of Texas, with the final seventeen years spent in Ennis. For two academic years (2012-2014), I taught at the University of Texas at Brownsville where I conducted the UT-Brownsville Symphonic Band and Rio Bravo Wind Ensemble, taught applied tuba and euphonium, conducting, instrumental techniques, and supervised student teachers. I also coordinated the graduate program in music and performed on tuba in the UTB Faculty Brass Quintet. I am currently looking for my next opportunity!
Hobbies and areas of personal interest outside of music include genealogy and coin collecting.
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Last update- October 23, 2014