Steven Hendrickson is Principal Trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from Iowa's Luther College in 1973 with a degree in music and philosophy. Further study followed with some of the world's leading brass players, including Adolf Herseth, William Scarlett, and Arnold Jacobs. Before joining the NSO in 1982, he was a leading freelance musician in Chicago, performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera, and the Chicago Brass Ensemble, while working as a broker on the Chicago Stock Exchange. He has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra performing Bach, Vivaldi, Arutunian, Persichetti, and, most recently, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto. His 2006 recording for MRS Classics features works from the Baroque to the contemporary. Accompanied by organist William Neil and pianist Myriam Avalos-Teie, the recording includes compositions by Haydn, Copland, Schnittke, and others. Mr. Hendrickson is active in the Washington area as a recitalist and chamber musician, and serves on the faculty of the music department at the University of Maryland.