A 2013 graduate of Western Michigan University, Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in choral music education, and a minor in creative writing. In her years at Western Michigan, Stephanie was a part of all three choral ensembles and the WMU Gold Company vocal jazz program, performing in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and Lincoln Center in New York City. Most recently, she spent a month in Cape Town, South Africa with the acclaimed Village Harmony organization, learning traditional South African choral music and performing with various choirs around the Cape. Upon graduation, Stephanie directed four different choirs at Cityside Middle School in Zeeland, Michigan.
Stephanie moved to Chicago to begin teaching full-time with the Chicago Children’s Choir in the fall of 2014. She currently conducts both Allegro and Vivace neighborhood choirs in Hyde Park, as well as many CCC In-School choirs throughout the city. In addition to making music with amazing young people, Stephanie loves musical theater, biking, playing ice hockey and spending time with her family in Michigan.