Stephanie Kocher is the Flute Instructor for The University of South Dakota and Dordt College, 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 Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from Wichita State University. Private teachers include Peter Verhoyen, Dr. Frances Shelley, Elizabeth Singleton, and Ronn Boyd. In addition, she has performed in master classes with Lois Bliss Herbine, Nicola Mazzanti, Jan Gippo, Michel Debost, and James Walker, and has worked with Gary Schocker.
Kocher is the piccoloist for the Sioux City Symphony, performs with the South Dakota Chamber Winds, and with the Kocher Duo with husband C.J. Kocher on saxophone. She resides in Vermillion, South Dakota with husband C.J. and sons Ian and Lars.
- Laursen, Amy, Cranson, Todd, Viquez Cordoba, Luis Adolfo, Kocher, Christopher, Kocher, Stephanie, and Wadley, Darin, VHS Small Ensemble Preparation . Presented at the Worked with Small Ensembles Preparing for Competition, Vermillion, SD. (February 27, 2023)