ABOUT ME

WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Do you need a musician or ensemble for your wedding or special event? Contact me and we can figure out the details.

FULL BIO:

My name is Stephanie and I love performing, teaching, and sharing my passion for music with other people. I am an avid reader, enjoy photography, and traveling. I have been teaching flute for 20 years, students of all ages!

 

I graduated from Pepperdine University in April 2018 with my Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change. I earned my first Masters degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Flute/Piccolo Performance and have two Bachelor degrees from Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA), the first in Music Education (K-12, Instrumental, Choral, & General) and the second in Flute/Piccolo Performance.

 

In June 2018, my husband, daughter, and I moved to Seattle where I am from originally. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

For my full bio, please read below!

Flautist Stephanie J. Kolokotroni Jones has more than 20 years experience teaching private flute and piccolo lessons to students ranging 4 to 45 years old. She believes that everyone should be given the chance to play music and find their own voice.

 

Stephanie’s work experience includes marketing, social media, and previously worked at The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. She has extensive experience as an executive assistant and served as the Director of Education and Assistant to the Executive Director at the Santa Barbara Symphony and Office & Production Assistant at Santa Barbara City College. For more than twelve years, Stephanie was an active teacher and performer in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. She studied with Jim Walker for more than a decade. From 2008 to 2010, Stephanie was a member of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles.

 

Stephanie earned her Master of Business Administration with a focus in Leadership and Organizational Change from Pepperdine University in April 2018 as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008 under the tutelage of Jill Felber. In 2006, she received her Bachelor degree in both Music Education (general, instrumental, and choral) and Flute Performance from Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) while studying with Dr. Hal Ott. Mrs. Kolokotroni Jones has also studied with Sarah Jolivet, Laura Werner, James Hall, and Karla Flygare. In addition to her private studies, she has played in masterclasses with Randy Bowman, Leone Buyse, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Marianne Gedigian, Walfrid Kujala, Keith Underwood, Jim Walker, and Marina Piccinini. Stephanie performed and studied at the 2008 Jim Walker Beyond the Masterclass at the Colburn School, the 2007 Northwest Flute and Piccolo Forum and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Flute Focus in Santa Barbara, CA. She was also a flute intern at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington in 2007 and 2008.

 

Stephanie has received a number of awards for her performances. In 2005 and 2007, she was selected for the NFA Piccolo Masterclass competition and was able to work with Zart Dombourian-Eby and Walfrid Kujala. She was invited to perform in a special masterclass with Los Angeles Philharmonic piccoloist Sarah Jackson at the 2010 NFA convention in Anaheim, CA. She performed Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra with the UCSB Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the 2007 concerto competition and was a finalist in Colorado State University’s Andrea Makris Woodwind Competition. Stephanie has been a recipient of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Award, UCSB USAP Fellowship, C. Farrell Scholarship, Helen-Crow Snelling Scholarship, YMCA music scholarship and scholarships from Central Washington University and the University of Puget Sound. As an advocate of contemporary music, Stephanie as premiered several works for the flute and piccolo.

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