Stephen Shoop, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Music
Ph.D. from The University of North Texas
MME from Indiana University
BME from Texas Christian University
Applied Tuba & Euphonium
Stephen Shoop is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Dr. Shoop holds a BME degree from Texas Christian University, MME degree from Indiana University, and a PhD in music education from the University of North Texas. In 2011, Steve completed his twenty-seventh year of teaching band in the public schools of Texas. At UT Brownsville, Dr. Shoop’s primary responsibilities include applied tuba and euphonium, instrumental conducting, student teacher supervision, and graduate-level music education coursework.
Dr. Shoop’s doctoral dissertation, completed in 2000, is The Texas Bandmasters Association: A Historical Study of Activities, Contributions, and Leadership (1920-1997). Particular areas of interest include (1) historical research in music education, (2) instrumental methods, and (3) new technologies applied to music education.
Dr. Shoop has presented clinics at Baylor University, Valdosta State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Music Educators Association Convention-Clinic, Texas Bandmasters Association Clinic-Convention, and the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In March 2004, Steve was awarded a historical research grant by the Harvey Phillips Foundation for the work he is doing documenting the artistic contributions of early tuba and euphonium players. For over twenty-five years, Steve has served as the primary coordinator of annual TUBACHRISTMAS concerts in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
In addition, Dr. Shoop is a tuba player, arranger, author, and publisher. He has over thirty published compositions and arrangements to his credit, as well as a number of articles in The Instrumentalist and I.T.E.A. Journal. In 2004 Steve started his own music publishing company—Stephen Shoop Music Publications. Current specialty areas include solos, ensembles, and pedagogical materials for low brass instruments, and music of historical significance.
Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Conference, College Music Society, National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Mu. Stephen holds a life membership in the International Tuba Euphonium Association (I.T.E.A.) and honorary life membership in the Texas Parent Teacher Association.