Stephanie PreucilIllinois ASTA - Awards
is proud to recognize Stephanie Preucil
as the 2005 Outstanding Studio Teacher award. Stephanie Preucil
has been teaching violin privately for 30 years and currently has a private studio of 40 students.She
enjoys coaching chamber music and teaching theory and history classes to her
students.Previously, she was an active faculty member of the Music Center of the North Shore (now Music Institute of Chicago) for 10 years.
Prior to living in Illinois, she
taught in Rochester, New York, Detroit, Michigan, and at Lawrence University
in Appleton, Wisconsin.In the summer, she is on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.She enjoys giving sectionals for the Schaumburg Youth Symphony Orchestra and she is a member of the American String Teachers Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.Stephanie is a member of the Classic Arts Trio along with cellist and husband Walter Preucil (Lyric Opera of Chicago) and pianist William Koehler (Northern Illinois University).
Prior to living in Illinois, Stephanie
was principal second violin of the New American Chamber Orchestra
in Detroit, Michigan, which traveled throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East.She
also has performed in Chamber Works of Detroit, directed by Baroque specialist Thomas Kuras, the Oklahoma Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Heidelberg Castle Festival, and as an extra musician in the Lyric Opera
of Chicago.Stephanie received her Bachelors in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music under Charles Castleman and went on to pursue graduate studies at Indiana University under Josef Gingold.
and her husband, Walter, have three children: Zachary, Anthony, and James.