Stephanie Frye is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer and educator across the country. She is currently on the faculty of East Tennessee State University (ETSU), and previously held positions at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Concordia University Wisconsin.
Stephanie is a member of the Mirari Brass Quintet, the trombone-tuba duo Bell(e) Collective, the Sweet Thunder Tuba-Euphonium Quartet, and has performed with the Milwaukee, Green Bay, La Crosse, Manitowoc and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestras. She has twice placed in the top three at major solo competitions. As a former member of the MadTown LowDown Tuba-Euphonium Quartet, Stephanie was a finalist at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2010 and 2011 Wisconsin Public Radio Neale Silva Competition, and the 2010 and 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition in Missouri, where the group was awarded the 2010 Judges Special Recognition Award.
Stephanie has considerable experience teaching students of all ages. In addition to her work at ETSU she maintains a private low brass studio, has worked with the brass sections of multiple youth orchestras, is the tuba and euphonium instructor at Lutheran Summer Music in Decorah, Iowa, and has been the tuba instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic for both middle and high school students.
This past May Stephanie received the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Tuba Performance at UW-Madison. She also received her Masters degree in Tuba Performance in 2010 from UW-Madison and has two degrees (Tuba Performance and Biology) received from Lawrence University in 2008.