Stephanie Lupo

Professor of Flute

A dynamic performer, teacher, and scholar, Dr. Stephanie Lupo is the flute professor at Olivet Nazarene University. She teaches individual and group flute lessons, Flute Choir, Flute Literature and Pedagogy, the full Music History curriculum, class piano, and Body Mapping. She is also the Woodwind Coach of the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Lupo has served as flute faculty at the Dorian Summer Music Camps. Prior to these appointments, she was a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa and the University of Akron.

Author of The Piccolo Intonation Book (ALRY Publications), Dr. Lupo composed 39 original etudes for the piccolo; the book also contains a discussion on the design of the piccolo and performance issues that relate to tuning and an extensive fingering chart. She has also contributed to several prominent flute-community publications: The Flutist Quarterly, Flute Talk Magazine, the Chicago Flute Club’s Pipeline, and the newsletters of the New York Flute Club and the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.

As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator, Dr. Lupo presented at the 2023 Association for Body Mapping Conference in Charlotte. She is excited to serve on the Association for Body Mapping Education’s (ABME) Education Committee. She also teaches a five-day Body Mapping course at the ONU School of Music Summer Camp.

Dr. Lupo is principal flute of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra (KVSO), a member of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, and she can be heard on the Albany Records label. As a chamber musician, she plays regularly in the KVSO Woodwind Quintet and her flute duo, Whisper Tones. She was also principal piccolo of the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra and co-principal flute and piccolo of the Ohio Light Opera. She has performed with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and the Peoria Bach Festival Orchestra. She performs with a 22K gold J.R. Lafin headjoint with a 9K/Ag Burkart body and a Keefe piccolo made of grenadilla wood with 14K rose gold fittings.

Active in the national flute community, Dr. Lupo has performed, presented, and adjudicated at festivals around the country, including the National Flute Association Convention, the New York Flute Fair, the Upper Midwest Flute Association Flute Fest, the Iowa Flute Festival, and the Atlanta Flute Fair. She has also adjudicated for the Society of American Musicians, Celebrate Life, the FBA P.I.L.O.T.S. Convention, IESA Solo & Ensemble contest, and the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association. She also served on the Chicago Flute Club’s Board of Directors as voting program chair, webmaster, and Pipeline copy editor for four seasons.

Dr. Lupo holds a DMA in flute performance and pedagogy with a secondary area in music theory from the University of Iowa. Her thesis won the 2022 NFA Graduate Research Competition. She earned an MM from the University of Akron and a BM from Bradley University. Her primary flute teachers include Nicole Esposito, George Pope, and Kyle Dzapo, and her main ABME teachers include Amy Likar and Kelly Mollnow Wilson.

When Dr. Lupo is not teaching or performing, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and competing alongside her husband, Rich, in Olympic-style recurve archery tournaments.