Stephen KehnerOregon Symphony Assistant Principal Percussionist Stephen Kehner has joined the Majestic Percussion artist roster, adding his skill as a performer and his passion as an educator to the esteemed lineup.

"I'm proud to be associated with the Majestic brand because their mission aligns closely with my own," states Kehner. "They develop and create the highest quality instruments while also robustly supporting percussion music education initiatives that I think will continue to be transformational for the next generation of exciting young musicians,” says Stephen.

Stephen Kehner brings a wealth of experience and talent to Majestic Percussion. Prior to his tenure with the Oregon Symphony, Stephen served in prominent roles with the Utah Symphony & Opera and the New World Symphony. His performance background includes collaborations with the St. Louis Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Silk Road Ensemble, Sö Percussion, and more.

Beyond his accomplishments as a performer, Stephen Kehner is deeply committed to education. He has mentored students across various settings, including summer music camps, high school marching bands, and university percussion departments. His dedication to cultivating young talent extends internationally, as evidenced by his coaching of students in Colombia alongside his performances with the Iberacademy youth orchestra.

As a devoted advocate for diversity and inclusion in classical percussion, Stephen Kehner serves as a Professional Member of the Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion. Additionally, he is a teaching artist for The Percussion Conservatory, a digital platform dedicated to classical percussion education.

"The addition of Stephen to the artist roster is an exciting development for the Majestic team,” says Nic Milliner, Brand Manager for Majestic Percussion. “Beyond his truly exceptional musical talent, Stephen's unwavering dedication to enhancing educational opportunities and advocating for the percussion community embodies his character and seamlessly aligns with our brand vision. We anticipate a partnership that will thrive for years to come."

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