Elliott Stewart earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Furman University in the spring of 2016. He then attended Converse College and earned his Master of Music degree in Music Education with Initial Certification in the spring of 2019. Mr. Stewart is a 2012 graduate of Irmo High School in Columbia.
While at Furman, Mr. Stewart performed in the wind ensemble, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, brass quintet, and the Paladin Regiment Marching Band where he servedas co-trumpet section leader for two years. At Converse, Mr. Stewart served asthe graduate assistant and graduate conductor of the wind ensemble. He alsoperformed in the Converse Symphony Orchestra. During his undergraduate andgraduate careers, Mr. Stewart had the privilege to study under reputableprofessors and directors such as Dr. Leslie Hicken, Dr. Gary Malvern, Dr. SusanaLalama, Dr. Patricia Foy, and Mr. Craig King.
Throughout his career, Mr. Stewart has immersed himself in many performing and teachingopportunities. In June of 2019, Mr. Stewart participated in the CharlestonSouthern University Summer Music Camp Young Band Director Track as one of the guestconductors. In June of 2018, Mr. Stewart participated in ShenandoahConservatory Conducting Symposium in Winchester, Virginia led by Tim Robbleeand Mallory Thompson. Mr. Stewart performed side-by-side with the United StatesAir Force Concert Band as a part of the Collegiate Symposium in February of2018. He also performed in the South Carolina Intercollegiate Honor Band in2017 and 2018. Mr. Stewart has been on staff as a brass and visual tech withthe Boiling Springs High School Marching Band for three years and the James F.Byrnes High School Marching Band for one year. He managed to help each of theseprograms advance to Bands of America finals and achieve a top-four placement atthe 5A State Marching Band Championships, including a SC 5A State Marching BandState Champion title with the James F. Byrnes Marching Band. Mr. Stewart taughttrumpet/brass masterclasses and private lessons throughout Spartanburg Countyand has been a part of many successes with the students he worked with. Mr.Stewart was a marching member in the 2014 edition of Spirit of Atlanta Drum andBugle Corps. In 2012, Mr. Stewart was a marching member of the United StatesArmy All-American Marching Band under the direction of T. Andre Fegin.
Mr. Stewart is member of the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA), theNational Association for Music Education (NAfME),the Rho Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL), and a brother of Phi Mu AlphaSinfonia Fraternity (PMA). Mr. Stewart was previously the band director atRobert Anderson Middle School in Anderson, South Carolina for one year beforerelocating to Richland School District Two. Mr. Stewart is excited to returnhome to the Midlands to continue his music teaching career!