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Stephanie Sanders

Assistant Director of Bands
Director of NSU Jazz Ensemble
Assistant Professor
E.L. Hamm Fine Arts Building, room 535



Stephanie K. Sanders is a concert bassoonist and jazz saxophonist. Her performing history includes: Symphonicity (formerly known as the Virginia Beach Symphony), Tidewater Winds, Virginia Wind Symphony, Northern Neck Orchestra, Rajazz, Rajazz Unplugged, Hampton Roads Woodwind Quintet, Symphonicity Wind Quintet, Woodlands Symphony, Brazos Valley Symphony, Texas Music Festival, Musical Arts League of Natchez, Ms, P.S.D. Jazz Trio and the Scott Joplin Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the following artists: The O’Jays, Peabo Bryson, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Teddy Riley, Kem, Jill Scott, Will Downing, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Jennifer Holiday, Calvin Owens, Victor Wooten, “Slide” Hampton, Andrew White, Billy Harper, Donald Byrd, Bobby Lyle, Ben Tankard and David Sanborn. She premiered with the Virginia Symphony in 2002, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. She also premiered with Symphonicity in 2007.

Her honors include: Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award; Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Incorporated Phenomenal Woman Award; President for College Division, Virginia Music Educators Association; Advisory Board Member, Hampton Roads Flute Faire - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Midwest Band and Orchestra Performer; Virginia Music Educators Association Performer and Clinician; Hampton Jazz Festival Performer; Suffolk Public Schools All City High School Band Clinician; NORFOLK Commission on the Arts and Humanities “Arts Within Reach” Performer; North Carolina Region East Jazz Ensemble Clinician; District XVI All State Jazz Ensemble Clinician; Who’s Who of Educators; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; Norfolk Public Schools All-City Middle School Band Director; and Board Member of Symphonicity – The Symphony of Virginia Beach. Her professional affiliations include: Silver Star - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American Federation of Musicians Local No. 125, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc., Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity, National Association for Music Educators, Texas Black Music Educators Association, Virginia Music Educators Association, Tidewater Association of Negro Musicians, National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music and Founding member of the Association of Black Women Band Directors.

B.M.E. Music Education, Jackson State University
M.M. Bassoon Performance, University of Houston

Music Education
Jazz Education
Marching Band
Symphonic Band
Women in Music

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Applied Woodwinds
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Band Management

Jazz Ensemble
Progressive Harmony
Woodwinds Methods