Praised for her powerful sound, energy, and elegant stage presence, flutist Stephanie Hegedus is an active solo, chamber and orchestral performer and teacher based in Jackson, Michigan. Recently, Stephanie performed with the Ohio Light Opera in 2018 and performed with Opera Project Columbus as their principal flutist in 2017. She has also performed at the Chautauqua Music Festival and has performed several recitals in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and her native state of Michigan.
As the former associate instructor of flute at Indiana University and having a K-12 music education certification, Stephanie has taught a wide range of ages and experience levels. Not only does Stephanie prioritize teaching the basic fundamentals of flute, she also aspires to help students find a love and passion for music.
In addition to teaching, Stephanie has a passion for new music and has performed with her undergraduate new music ensemble and has continued to play and premier pieces in many new music recitals. She has premiered and performed pieces by Andrew Mead, Nancy Galbraith, Erberk Eryilmaz, David Stock, and has recently performed in Indiana University’s production of Mason Bates’ critically acclaimed opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. In 2019, Andrew Mead dedicated a flute, cello, and piano trio for Stephanie.
Stephanie recently finished her Masters in flute performance at Indiana University where she studied with Thomas Robertello. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser. Stephanie has also studied with Jeffery Zook, Lorna McGhee, and Tess Miller. When not playing the flute, Stephanie enjoys running and spending time with her family and cats.