Stephanie Sims Flack
Stephanie Sims Flack received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Louisiana State University and Master of Arts from Indiana University where her teachers included Sally O’Reilly, Kevork Mardirossian and Henryk Kowalski. She studied violin pedagogy with Sally O’Reilly (Louisiana State University) and Marla Mutschler (Arizona State University). She received her initial Suzuki teacher training at the British Suzuki Institute in London, England where she achieved Accreditation, Level Three, through the European Suzuki Association examinations. Stephanie registered teacher training in Suzuki books 1-10 following pedagogical training with Suzuki teacher trainer, Ronda Cole, and attended the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York in 2009, 2011 and 2013. She maintains a private violin studio at her home in Alexandria, Virginia and enjoys serving as a guest clinician in workshops, masterclasses and sectionals with youth orchestras and music programs in the DC metro area.
As a professional violinist, Stephanie is currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Tysons McLean Orchestra and first violinist in the Pan American Symphony Orchestra as well as a freelance violinist with chamber groups and orchestras throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area. She has performed nationally and internationally as a member of the Cambridge Philharmonic (England), Ely Sinfonia (England), Arizona Opera Orchestra, and Baton Rouge Symphony and has spent the last two summers touring Germany, Austria and Italy with her students in collaboration with Washington Preludio Strings. Stephanie founded and performs with String Quartet of Northern Virginia, Envisioned Strings and inNOVAtion String Quartet.