Adjunct Flute Teacher
Stephanie Kocher is the flute instructor for The University of South Dakota and is active as a private teacher, adjudicator, clinician and performer throughout the Midwest. She holds Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance from Washburn University and a Master's of Music degree from Wichita State University. Private teachers include Dr. Frances Shelley, Elizabeth Singleton, Ronn Boyd and Sylvia Boyd. In addition, she has performed in master classes with Michel Debost and James Walker, and has worked with Gary Schocker.
Kocher plays piccolo with the Sioux City Symphony, flute with the Sioux City Symphony Woodwind Quintet, and is a member of the Kocher Duo with husband C.J. Kocher on saxophone. The Kocher Duo has been featured at national and international festivals and has premiered several new works for the flute and saxophone genre. Kocher was published in Flute Talk magazine with an article on the history of the Boehm flute.