B.A., The Juilliard School
D.M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Campus Post Office Box 148
Music: Part-time Instructor, Piano
In addition to serving as adjunct professor of piano at Lycoming College, Kristin Stephenson maintains a private teaching studio in State College, Pennsylvania. Her students have won prizes at the Steinway Society of Massachusetts Piano Competition, Connecticut International Young Artist Competition, Granite State Auditions, Duquesne Young Artist National Competition, and Music Teachers National Association State Competitions.
Stephenson has won numerous awards, including first prize in the International Young Artist Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. She recently completed her D.M.A. in piano performance at Pennsylvania State University, where she studied with Dr. Christopher Guzman. She was the recipient of a University Graduate Fellowship.
Stephenson earned her undergraduate degree at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Robert McDonald and Yoheved Kaplinsky. Upon graduating, she continued studies in performance and teaching with her lifetime instructor and mentor, Julia Bernstein of the New England Conservatory. She studies the Taubman approach with Robert Durso.
Kristin Stephenson frequently serves as an adjudicator and presents on music literature and performance-related topics. She has performed in Spain and Germany, and appeared in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and numerous concerts throughout the northeast U.S. An avid church pianist, she hones her skills in accompanying and improvising on traditional church hymns.