Stephen Molloy is currently an Artist in Residence at Missouri Western State University where he provides instruction in applied trumpet and coaches chamber brass ensembles and a jazz combo. He is also an ajunct instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College and a member of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra Music Scholars Program and Jazz Camp faculty. Previously he was the studio jazz ensemble director at Mid-America Nazarene University where he also taught applied trumpet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Kansas.
While attending the University of Kansas, Molloy taught studio trumpet, directed the KU Jazz Ensemble II, and was a member of the Kansas Brass Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble. He has been a musician for Walt Disney World and has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as its lead trumpeter and soloist, an engagement which included a six week tour of Japan and two recordings: "Here We Go Again" (Victor Records) and Barry Manilow's "Singin' with the Big Bands" (Arista Records). He can be heard on local recordings of the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band, Tim Whitmer, Mike Metheny, The Vince Bilardo Orchestra, and the Kansas Brass Quintet. He has also been a soloist with the Atchison Symphony, the University of Kansas Symphony, the Missouri Western State College Symphonic Winds, and the St. Joseph Symphony.
In addition, Molloy maintains an active free-lancing schedule, performing in a variety of organizations including the Brookside Brass Quintet, the Fountain City Brass Band, the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, the Kansas City Brassworks, the Trilogy Big Band, the Boulevard Big Band, the Worlds of Fun Powerhose Band, and the Starlight Theater Orchestra. He has performed with the Kansas City Symphony and is currently a member of the St. Joseph Symphony. He is a member of the Kansas City Federation of Musicians and the International Trumpet Guild.