|University of Houston; David Kirk||00h:00m:19s|
|New England Conservatory; Chester Schmitz||00h:00m:25s|
|Sound development comes through listening to many types of music||00h:00m:49s|
|The low brass sound as motivation||00h:01m:32s|
Steve Campbell, Principal Tuba of the Minnesota Orchestra, talks about his musical influences
Steven Campbell is Principal Tuba of the Minnesota Orchestra. He assumed this post at the start of the 2005-06 season. Inspired by his parents who are both musicians, Mr. Campbell became interested in music at an early age; his first teacher was his father, also a tuba player. Mr. Campbell went on to study at the University of Houston with David Kirk of the Houston Symphony. He completed his Bachelor of Music at New England Conservatory in Boston, studying with former Boston Symphony Orchestra musician Chester Schmitz. In 1997 Mr. Campbell joined the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in La Coruña, Spain, where he played for two years. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Campbell was a fellow with the New World Symphony before joining the New Mexico Symphony, where he served as Principal Tuba for four years. In 2004-05, Mr. Campbell was Principal Tuba of the Milwaukee Symphony. Mr. Campbell is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.