About Trevor

About Trevor

Residing in Lawrence, Kansas, Trevor Stewart serves as principal clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra,  NAVO Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, with whom he was featured as a soloist in 2013. He has performed with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Missouri Symphony, the Fort Smith Symphony, the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and the Interlochen Philharmonic.

He earned a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and an Artist’s Certificate at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied with Jane Carl. He held the Clarinet Fellowship in the award-winning UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet and served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the clarinet studio.  Stewart graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he studied clarinet with David Carter.

As a member of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Quintet, Trevor was a national finalist in the 2015 MTNA Young Artist Chamber Competition in Las Vegas, NV. The same year, the quintet was chosen as the winner of the St. Louis Artist Presentation Society competition. Stewart was the winner of the Arkansas state round of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition, and served as principal clarinetist of the Arkansas All-State and Intercollegiate Bands for five years. In 2013, he won the principal clarinet position of the College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Band. He was a finalist in the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium Young Artist Competition in 2006, the same year he attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, where he studied with Daniel Silver. His early mentors also include Kelly Johnson, Luc Jackman, and Kristen Denny. He was awarded the UAFS Academic Excellence Award for Music Education, and won the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium with his project “New Technologies for Viewing Beethoven’s Residences in Vienna.” Stewart was an adjunct clarinet instructor for several school districts in Arkansas prior to serving as a clinician and private educator in the Kansas City metropolitan area.