Stephanie Violinist Stephanie Mills, an Emporium native and 2001 graduate of Cameron County High School, will be performing a concert on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.
She will be accompanied by Gladys Shultz, piano, and Paul Fehrenbach, violin and guitar.
Admission is free and open to the public, although any donations will be gladly accepted and will be used toward Stephanie's graduate studies. CDs will be available at the door for $10 each.
Stephanie is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), located just outside of Nashville, where she studied music and non-profit management. During high school, Stephanie studied violin with Dr. Paul Fehrenbach of Kersey, PA and Professor James Lyon at Penn State University. She performed numerous times at the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Orchestra Festivals, as well as under renowned conductor/ composer, Lukas Foss, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Since high school, Stephanie has performed in orchestras throughout the country, including the Cape Cod Light Opera Festival Orchestra, Penn State Philharmonic, MTSU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, and others. In 2005, she soloed with the MTSU Camerata, performing “Summer” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In addition to Paul Fehrenbach and James Lyon, Stephanie has since studied with Andrea Dawson (MTSU), Sarah Coté (MTSU), Cornelia Heard (Vanderbilt University), Theodore Arm (University of Connecticut), and Ioana Galu (Eastern Music Festival and School).