Stephanie-Frances Richards

Stephanie-Frances Richards
New York , NY
Instrumental Music
English, French
K-12 Schools, Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospice, Independent Living, Library
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn Music School, Bang On A Can, Eastman School Of Music, McGill University, California Institute of the Arts, Academy of Creative Education, Asphalt Orchestra, Denis Leary and Apostle Productions, Dakoit Pictures.

2008-present: Teaching Artist and Site Program Coordinator, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Teaching varying levels of trumpet classes, improvisation, composition and conducting large ensemble. Designing program curriculum and composing ensemble repertoire. Coordinating program details and acting as liason between school program administration and Brooklyn Conservatory administration. 2008-present: Instructor of Trumpet, Brooklyn Music School. Designing and implementing trumpet performance curriculum through private lessons and recitals. 2007-present: Instructor of Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Multi-media Ensemble and Brass, Academy of Creative Education (Hollywood, CA). Instructing theory, jazz and rock improvisation, brass master class, private coachings, and creatively directing multi-media ensembles involving film, choreography and musical performance. 2004-2010: Jazz and Classical Teaching and Performing Artist, Calgary Regional Summer Institute (Calgary, AB, Canada). 2006-2008: Assistant Instructor, Brass Pedagogy, Music Theory, California Institute of the Arts. (Valencia, CA). Instructing college-level brass pedagogy and assisting college music theory instruction and providing private tutoring. 2006 Stanford University Residency with Ensemble InAuthentica (Stanford, CA). Working directly with University composition students to facilitate specific compositional challenges involving brass instruments. 2001-2004 Instructor of Trumpet and Music Pathways Program, Eastman Community Music School (Rochester, NY). Instructing private trumpet lessons, designing and implementing curriculum and jury adjudication. 2001-2004 instructor of Trumpet with New Horizons Ensemble (Rochester, NY). Conducting private and group trumpet lessons to the Seniors and older persons community. Instructing technique, improvisation and trumpet ensemble. Performing within trumpet section during rehearsals.
Providing creative outlets for our older community is integral to the happiness and well-being of the individual and for the betterment of our community and culture overall. My experience working with senior communities has taught me there are very intense emotions older communities experience on a regular basis (be it loneliness, sickness or death, or simply the beauty and magnitude of generations they have had a hand in creating), that pine for a creative outlet. Often times, sickness or disability limit the opportunity to express these emotions socially but creative and artistic expression can provide an individual sense of emotional solace, accomplishment, independence and also, documentation of stories that may not have otherwise been heard. I feel very passionate about respecting and caring for our elders and someday hope to build my own creative arts paradise for older persons complete with theatre, visual art, music and dance. I have always found personal gratification and significance inspiring creative expression in those who undoubtably always inspire me right back.