Stephani Bell earned her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Performance and literature, is an alumna of the Juilliard School, and attended Northwestern University as a graduate teaching fellow under Gerardo Ribiero. Ms. Bell has held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Portland Symphony, the New Hampshire Symphony and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. While pursuing her career in the NY metropolitan area for several years she performed with and was a
member of such groups as the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the American Composer’s Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the New Jersey Symphony, the New York Pops and several Broadway shows.
Stephani has most recently served on the faculty at The Conservatory in Doylestown as a violin and viola teacher, a professor of violin and viola at Summit University and held a position on the faculty at Lafayette College for several years as conductor of the Lafayette chamber orchestra, chamber music coach and professor of violin. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Classicopia of Dartmouth College, the Satori Ensemble, and is currently an active member of the Penn Strings Ensemble. Ms. Bell has taught at summer music camps for many years specializing in violin instruction, chamber music, orchestra coaching, and as a soloist at Cannon
Music Camp at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, the Luzerne Music Center in New York with Elizabeth Pitcairn, Classicopia Music Camp at Dartmouth college in New Hampshire and MADCAP music day camp in Allentown, PA. She has also performed in summer festivals including the Heidelgerg Opera Festival in Germany, the Spoleto festival in South Carolina and Spoleto Italy, and the Lake George Opera festival in New York.
Locally, Stephani performs with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Penn Strings, and several other local ensembles while maintaining an active private teaching studio, teaching violin and viola to all ages.
Education: Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University
Specialties: Violin and Viola