Steve Heitzer


Steven Heitzer, a native Philadelphian, is an active classical trumpet player in the tri-state area.  He is a member of Opera PhiladelphiaBach Festival Orchestra of BethlehemReading Symphony, and Ocean City Pops Orchestra.  He is also a frequent performer with PA Ballet Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and the Walnut Street Theatre.

Steve’s many performing credits include Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis, Vanessa Williams, Don Rickles, Peter Nero, Roger Daltry & The Who, Andrea Bocelli, and Luciano Pavoratti among others.  Steven’s main musical interest besides playing the trumpet is arranging music.  He has scored nearly 200 brass arrangements for Philadelphia Brass, the Delaware Symphony, Ocean City Pops Orchestra as well as works for various choirs and organists around the Philadelphia region.  He received his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Kelly, a jazz vocalist and music therapist, and Aggy the Destroyer (a yellow lab rescue).  In his spare time, when not playing or arranging music, Steve enjoys foreign films, crossword puzzles, and his Honda 750 motorcycle .