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 and has been a finalist in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition and Advanced Masterclass. In March 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 just recently completed her tenure as ASU’s Flute Graduate Teaching Assistant, where she taught for 3 years. She is routinely an instructor at the both the Arizona Flute Society’s and Musician Enrichment Foundations’ flute summer camps, and has an active private studio called the Colorful Clef Flute 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 also 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 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, and has performed at the Narnia Arts Academy in Narni, Italy; InterHarmony Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy; Summerflute in Columbus, GA; and Gary Schocker’s Summer Camp in West Park, NY.
As an orchestral musician, she frequently subs with the Symphony of the Southwest, and has been the 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 chamber ensembles, such as the Mill Ave Chamber Players 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: July 2018