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Stephanie Magnus

Adjunct Professor, Theory

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Contact: (904) 620-2961 



Stephanie K. Magnus is a passionate performer and devoted instructor. She believes that the thorough study of theory and history create strong musicians with the inquisitive ability to adapt in the changing music industry. In addition to performance degrees from the Chicago College of Performing Arts (2008) under Dennis Michel and Southern Methodist University (2011) under Wilfred Roberts, she earned a Master’s in Musicology and Literature (2012) from SMU. Her thesis is titled The Rise of Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerti through the Pieta’s Soloist Culture.

As a private instructor, Stephanie has been recognized as “an educator that has made a positive influence” and several of her students have gone on to become professional musicians. Her students have also performed in several different states’ All-State festivals as well as attended double reed camps in Texas and Florida. Under her direction, they have performed solos and chamber music in nursing homes and studio recitals. Her collegiate teaching positions include Richland College, Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida.

When she is not teaching or performing, she can be found fixing up her historic Springfield home, training for a marathon, or camping with her husband and two dogs.