Steph Frye-Clark

Steph Frye-Clark

East Tennessee State University


Steph Frye-Clark (they/them) is a highly sought-after and internationally recognized performer and educator. They are currently Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at East Tennessee State University where they have been on faculty since 2013. Steph is regarded as a leading commissioner and performer of queer-centered identity composers and is breaking ground for underrepresented commissions. Recently, they were awarded a Research Development Grant from ETSU for a qualitative research/recording project featuring the works of LGBTQ2S+ composers.

Steph is a member of the acclaimed Mirari Brass Quintet and has performed with the Milwaukee, Green Bay, Knoxville, Johnson City, La Crosse, Manitowoc, and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestras as well the Symphony of the Mountains. As a soloist, they have performed at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference and the International Women’s Brass Conference and as a featured soloist with the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble and Windiana.

They received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Tuba Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. They received the Master of Music degree from UW-Madison and Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Tuba Performance and Biology respectively from Lawrence University. Steph Frye-Clark is a Miraphone Performing Artist.

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