Stephen Goforth, trumpet
Dr. Stephen Goforth is an Oklahoma musician who has distinguished himself as a wonderfully versatile trumpet virtuoso comfortable in any venue – principal trumpet, featured soloist, lead trumpet, jazz soloist, church soloist, conductor, clinician, composer, recording artist, brass quintet and more. He is particularly known for brilliant piccolo trumpet playing and spontaneous exhilarating obbligatos.
He has performed with many great artists including Doc Severinson, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Itzhak Perlman, Maurice Andre, Jim Nabors, Arturo Sandoval, and Mannheim Steamroller, as well as for recognized leaders including Barbara Bush, Henry Kissinger, and Ronald Reagan. Most notably NBC used some of Dr. Goforth’s compositions and recordings for the international broadcast of the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies.
Dr. Goforth served as Director of Jazz Studies at Oklahoma City University from 1992-2001 and during that time recorded an album with Go for Baroque, a solo sacred album, and a Christmas album with the Enchamade Duo.
Dr. Goforth holds degrees from OBU, FSU, and OU. He has performed for OKMozart numerous times, toured with the Dallas Brass, played in Europe, with numerous touring artists and for presidents and other dignitaries. His programs stretch from church choral works to full orchestras to the acclaimed Experience Trumpets concert featuring more than 20 instruments. His most recent recordings and compositions are being played on national television networks including Fox, Disney, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, in Europe, Africa, and most recently Asia and Australia.