Years ago I found that my true passion is for teaching music to young people as an impetus for their faith formation and an introduction to service, not just in the church, but also in the community and the world. To that end, I have been directing choirs for children and youth since 1985, and have founded or restarted programs for three-year-olds through young adults in Washington, Illinois, and Indiana, where I also served as Director of Music at Grace United Methodist Church, Lafayette. I am a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and a long term member of the Choristers Guild , for which I currently serve on the national Board of Directors. My master’s degree is in speech-language pathology and my work in that field provided me with an extensive background working with individuals of varying developmental levels and special needs. I firmly believe that anyone who wants to sing in a church choir should be encouraged to do so, and I work with all choristers to make it a fun and growth-filled experience. I am also an actress and theater director. My skills in these areas translate into creativity-developing and fun-filled rehearsals for the choirs, and broaden the range of arts offerings in worship.
Learn more about Stephanie’s musical activities and ministries here.
Email or call Stephanie: 425.885.3311