A horn player of diverse experience, Steven Behnke has performed extensively in the New York City area including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has also been featured on WQXR and has won numerous concerto competitions.

In 2008 he became a member of the Wholly Brass Quintet and has completed several national tours with the group. Steven completed a bachelor’s of music degree at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Michelle Baker and Eric Ralske. Previous teachers include David Jolley and Sharon Moe. He has also taken lessons and participated in master classes with Thomas Jöbstl, Julie Landsman, Eric Ruske and Jonathan Lipton.

In 2009 he founded the Patriot Brass Ensemble, a ground breaking non-profit brass group that performs for veterans of the United States Military.