Stephanie is freelance flute performer and teacher in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Recognized as a skilled musician, Stephanie placed second in the Arizona Flute Society's Young Artist Competition, and was a finalist in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition and the Florida Flute Association’s Advanced Masterclass. In addition, she participated in the Narnia Arts Academy in Narni, Italy, with Carol Wincenc, professor of flute at Juilliard. Stephanie has also been a finalist in the University of Central Florida and Arizona State University’s Concerto Competitions.
Currently, Stephanie is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts at Arizona State University where she studies with Elizabeth Buck. She holds a Master of Music on Music Performance from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Central Florida. Her previous flute instructors and mentors include Carol Wincenc, Nora Lee Garcia-Velazquez, Ernie Brock, and Gary Nichols.
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