Stephanie Pieczynski is a composer from Channahon, IL and received her BM in music composition from Northern Illinois University in 2010. During this time, she studied composition with Ted Hatmaker, Robert Fleisher, and David Maki. She performed on oboe and steelpan in numerous ensembles, was awarded the Dean’s Award from the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and was named in 2009-2010’s “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Pieczynski holds graduate degrees from the University of Iowa (MA, 2012), studying under David Gompper, and Florida State University (DMA, 2015), studying under Ladislav Kubik and serving as the FSU student chapter of the Society of Composers’ president.
Stephanie’s music has been performed throughout the country at various festivals, conferences, and recitals, including: Tempo New Music Ensemble annual concert, Florida State University’s Biannual New Music Festival, University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival, Midwest Composer’s Symposium, Collegiate Composer’s Conference, and University of Alabama Huntsville New Music Festival.
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