Stephen Oberheu (b. 1976) was born in Danville, Virginia. He holds degrees in Music Education from Virginia Tech (1999) and Music Performance (tuba) from the University of Southern California (2005) as well as the Diplôme de Virtuosité from the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland (2002). He has enjoyed a varied musical career performing in orchestras, brass ensembles and choirs in the USA, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico and Canada. Since 2005, Stephen has made his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From 2006-09 he was Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Dakota. He is currently a band teacher in the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg, and is active as a freelance musician and clinician. In addition to his performing and teaching, he has expanded into the area of composing and arranging for brass and other diverse ensembles.