Location: Washington, USA
Stephanie has extensive experience and training as a choir director of children ages 5 to 18. She has proven herself a creative and inspirational teacher and choral conductor, with former students frequently becoming section leaders of their school choirs, participating in honor choirs, holding lead roles in musicals and going on to major in Music Education, Music Performance and Theater Arts in college.
Stephanie began studying piano and singing in choirs at the age of 3 and now has over 19 years teaching experience. She is a 2002 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. She was the Founding Artistic Director of Cappella Choirs of Port Orchard and served in that position for 10 years, from 1998 through 2008. Stephanie oversees the artistic aspects the Fort Worden Festival and Northwest Choir Summer Camps and is the liaison for attendees. She has over 12 years experience planning successful choir camps, festivals and tours. In addition to her current work with Exceptional Choral Events, Stephanie is the Associate for Children's Choirs at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue where she directs a 55-voice children's chorus and accompanies their advanced youth tour choir. Stephanie is also the Choir Director for Northwest Choir Camps - Honor Choir Summer Camp. Stephanie is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, MENC and the Washington State Music Teachers Association. Her choirs have participated in PICCFEST, the Pacific Rim Children's Chorus Festival and the Manhattan Concert Productions Festival at Carnegie Hall. Stephanie maintains an active studio of private voice and piano students.