Maxwell Stein is an accomplished American hornist living in Calgary, Canada since 2019.
He holds the position of Third Horn in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In this role, he takes part in hundreds of diverse, modern and eclectic orchestral programs reaching hundreds of thousands of audience members a year.
His performing career in Calgary also includes frequent and regular appearances with the Calgary Opera Company and The Alberta Ballet.
Maxwell Stein is an active music educator and holds the title of teaching artist with the PhilKids after school music education program of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. This program brings free music education and private lessons to students who would otherwise not have access.
Maxwell has been a teaching artist with this visionary program since 2020. Maxwell has been invited frequently to teach masterclasses at the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music as well as the University of Calgary. He maintains a private studio and teaches clinics throughout Calgary to elementary and high school students.
Maxwell Stein has performed under the baton of Andris Nelson’s, Osmo Vanska, Joann Falletta, Hans Graf and Brett Mitchell. He has performed at venues across North America, most notably Carnegie Hall and Symphony Center in Chicago.
Maxwell has an extensive performance history including regular season appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.
Orchestral positions won in the past include Principal Horn of the Dearborn Symphony, Third Horn of the Lansing Symphony, Assistant Principal Horn of the Ann Arbor Symphony and most notably, a section position with the United States Air Force Band in DC, the Air Force’s premier musical organization.
Maxwell completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance with Adam Unsworth and Bryan Kennedy. He then pursued graduate studies at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University under the tutelage of William VerMeulen.
He has been offered invitations to numerous summer music institutes including The National Repertory Orchestra, the Tanglewood Institute Fellowship Program, the Banff Center for Arts and the Texas Music Festival.