Rebecca Steinberg

Trumpet - New York City

Based in NYC,  trumpet player Rebecca Steinberg has a career marked by her warm, inviting sound and stylistic versatility. You can find Rebecca in the pit of New York City’s many theater productions, performing alongside her brass quintet Calliope Brass, and teaching music both privately and in the classroom.

Rebecca recently held a trumpet chair in the Tony-winning Broadway musical New York, New York. In 2022 Rebecca held trumpet chairs for the new musical SUFFS (The Public Theater) and Sound of Music and Sister Act (both Paper Mill Playhouse). Other notable appearances include Jolly Holiday at Paper Mill Playhouse, City Center Encores! Off-Center production of Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish at Stage 42, and two National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene productions: The Sorceress and The Golden Bride.

Rebecca’s most passionate and impactful work is with Calliope Brass, an ensemble who collaborates with the world’s most prominent creatives to build evocative, story-driven concert experiences. Rebecca won the 2018 Liz Swados Inspiration Grant, an annual award honoring influential female music educators in New York City, on behalf of Calliope Brass. In addition to playing the trumpet with Calliope Brass, Rebecca also served as Executive Director for the 501c3 organization 2020-2023.

Besides theater and chamber music, Rebecca enjoys a variety of freelance work with other ensembles including Contemporaneous, TILT Brass, Metropolis Ensemble, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, and Isle of Klezbos, to name a few. In June 2023, she performed the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s “Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra” with The Chelsea Symphony. Television credits include Adele at Radio City Music Hall, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, The Tony Awards, and on-screen in the Emmy-winning television series Mozart in the Jungle (orchestra member throughout seasons 2 and 4).

Rebecca studied at Manhattan School of Music and serves as the Director of Brass at the Dwight Englewood School.