Bassoonist Stephanie Corwin




Bassoonist Stephanie Corwin enjoys an active career performing and teaching music of the past four centuries on modern and historical instruments. Her vocation has taken her throughout the US and abroad, simultaneously satisfying her love for travel and her desire for connecting with people both on and off the stage. Highlights include solo appearances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, chamber-music performances at the Staunton and Yellow Barn festivals, and concerts with Philharmonia, Tafelmusik, Trinity Wall Street, and the Handel and Haydn Society.

Stephanie is the inaugural winner of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Bassoon Competition, which creates opportunities for young female bassoonists from the Americas, and she was a semi-finalist in the Ima Hogg Young Artists Competition. A member of the chamber ensembles Kleine Kammermusik and Repast, Stephanie values the intimate collaborations encouraged through chamber music and has received prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, and Yellow Springs chamber music competitions.

After graduating from Davidson College, Stephanie earned her Master of Music degree from Yale University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, studying with Frank Morelli at both institutions. Intrigued by the practice of historical performance, she went on to study with Michael McCraw at Indiana University, where she received a Performer Diploma in historical bassoons.

In addition to teaching privately, Stephanie teaches baroque bassoon at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has taught at the University of Virginia and regularly presents master classes at academic institutions across the country, including the Manhattan School of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory, Yale University, Ithaca College, Grand Valley State University, Furman University, and Davidson College. Stephanie has also served on the faculty at the Chamber Music Conference and the Amherst Early Music. After living in New York City for several years, Stephanie recently relocated to Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband Joe and Sammy, their orange cat.