Professor of Jazz Trumpet
Department(s)Jazz Studies, Brass
A respected jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger, Mike Steinel has performed with Don Ellis, Bill Evans and Jerry Bergonzi, the Chicago Jazz Quintet, and the Frank Mantooth Big Band. Prior to his association with the University of North Texas, Steinel was jazz artist-in-residence at Bethel College and served on the jazz faculty of Northern Illinois University. His textbook, Building a Jazz Vocabulary, was published in 1994 by Hal Leonard Publications.
He holds a bachelor of music degree from Emporia State University and a master of music education degree from the UNT. He is associate professor of music for the jazz studies division and an instructor of trumpet and jazz improvisation at the College of Music. Steinel was appointed to the College of Music faculty in 1987.