Stephanie is a Jackson native and a 2012 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a former member of the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie recently graduated with her Masters from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and was recently appointed second flute of the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie teaches flute at our Community Music School.
Stephanie has had many fantastic moments in her career so far. One of her major highlights was performing a challenging concerto (Concierto Pastoral by Rodrigo) for her Masters recital this past winter.
According to Stephanie the flute is a wonderful instrument and she unbiasedly thinks that it’s the best! It is often used in an orchestra as a technical embellishment or as a beautiful high melody. Many famous orchestral excerpts for flute use it to imitate a bird.
Stephanie’s has a tip for students. If you become frustrated when practicing and can’t seem to accomplish what you want, it’s ok to move on to another to another section of your piece and go back to the original section later. Remember to be gentle on yourself.
Stephanie will be performing with the Flint Symphony on Respighi’s La Boutique Fantasque Suite Saturday, November 9 at Whiting Auditorium. She will also be performing The Nutcracker with the Flint Symphony on December 7 at 7:30 pm and December 8 at 3 pm.
Stephanie is currently accepting new students for private flute lessons. If you are interested in learning more about private lessons please call 517-782-3221 or click here.