Stephanie Hoeckley is an award-winning flutist and teacher in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Recognized as a skilled performer, Ms. Hoeckley placed 1st in the Arizona Flute Society’s 2017 Young Artist Competition, 2nd in 2016, and has been a finalist in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition and Advanced Masterclass. In 2017, she performed in Carol Wincenc’s recital at Arizona State University; having the time of her life performing a trio with two of her all-time favorite flutists, Carol Wincenc and Elizabeth Buck.
Despite having degrees in Music Performance, Ms. Hoeckley is a passionate and engaging music educator. She is currently the Flute Graduate Teaching Assistant at ASU, directs the ASU Community Flute Choir, teaches classes at the Arizona Flute Society’s annual Summer Camp, and has an active private studio with members ages 9-70+. She is on the board of the Arizona Flute Society, and is a member of the National Flute Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Currently, Ms. Hoeckley is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University where she studies with Elizabeth Buck. She holds a Master of Music in Music Performance from Arizona State University, and Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Central Florida. Her previous flute instructors and mentors include Carol Wincenc, Nora Lee Garcia, and Ernie Brock.
Ms. Hoeckley has performed in masterclasses for flutists such as Carol Wincenc, Ian Clarke, Linda Chesis, Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, Deidre McArdle-Manning, Gary Schocker, Robert Dick, Aaron Goldman, Catherine Ramirez, Viviana Guzman, Andrée Martin, Peter Sheridan, and Conor Nelson.
As an orchestral musician, she has been principle flutist of ASU’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Lyric Opera Theater Pit; also principle flutist of UCF’s Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Wind Quintet, and Chamber Orchestra; and a member of the Desert Echoes Flute Project and the Florida Bandmaster Association’s Intercollegiate Band. She also subs with local ensembles, such as the Symphony of the Southwest and the Echo Canyon Chamber Ensemble.
Her interests include Alexander Technique and physiology, acoustics, flute repair, performance psychology, and reducing the stigma and myths around autism. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys movies, making polymer clay art, learning, reading, and playing with her two rescue dogs.
Updated August 2018
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