The American harpsichordist, Trevor Stephenson, has degrees in piano performance from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance of 18th-Century Music from Cornell University.
In 1990 Trevor Stephenson moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where, with Norman Sheppard, he has rebuilt and customized a series of historical keyboard instruments ranging from Italian Renaissance harpsichords to Victorian pianos. With these instruments he gives concerts and lectures throughout the USA. In 2003 he founded the Madison Bach Musicians and currently serves as artistic director. In 1994 he founded the Light & Shadow concert and recording company and has released eleven recordings on that label. He has taught piano at Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin since 1999. His harpsichord was made in 1997 by Norman Sheppard of Madison; it is modeled on a late 17th-century Dutch instrument by Couchet.