“Being accepted to UCLA’s graduate program, included in the VEM String Quartet, and having received extraordinary moral and financial support, were truly the greatest blessings of my life. As a young classical musician with a multitude of hopes, dreams, and aspirations, it was difficult, as one can imagine, forging ahead in a world where the odds of succeeding are stacked against you. So not a day goes by when I don’t give my thanks to the donors for making the unlikely possible.”
Since graduating UCLA, Stephanie has played with Symphony Irvine, The Zelda Orchestra, Theory of a Deadman, the Organic String Quartet, and the Lark Music Society. She has also played violin and created original compositions for Silver Bullet Productions’ A Thousand Voices and the Emmy award winning documentary, Canes of Power. Today, Stephanie freelances, teaches, and is on staff at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music as Principal Musician.
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