Master of Music in Woodwind Performance, University of Akron
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Dana School of Music – Youngstown State University
Stephanie Carter Dennis holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Dana School of Music, and a Master of Music in Woodwind Performance from the University of Akron. She is an active freelance musician, often playing in the flute sections of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and the W.D. Packard Band. Stephanie has performed as guest artist on various occasions, including featured winner of the Dana School of Music Concerto Competition, guest artist with the W.D. Packard Band, and soloist with the Mercer Community Band. She recently had the privilege of being selected to play piccolo with the Youngstown-based orchestra that recorded “America the Beautiful” for Super Bowl LII. In addition to her performance experience, Stephanie has been teaching flute since 2007. She has actively maintained a flourishing flute studio, in addition to conducting the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Flute Choir from 2010-2014, and coaching the University of Akron Flute Choir during her graduate teaching assistantship. She has taught junior high and high school masterclasses at the Dana School of Music Flute Festival and Ohio Band Director’s Conference, in addition to active involvement in local high school chamber ensemble coaching and conducting. Stephanie has been selected to play in numerous Masterclasses with world-renown teachers, and she was selected to play in the Renova Chamber Music Festival and MasterWorks Orchestral Festival. Stephanie was a Youngstown State University Scholar and a full scholarship graduate teaching assistant at the University of Akron. She currently resides with her husband in Cortland, Ohio.