Stephanie Lupo

Professor of Flute
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Music
D.M.A., 2020, University of Iowa
M.M., 2013, University of Akron
B.M., 2011, Bradley University

A dynamic performer, teacher and scholar, Dr. Stephanie Lupo is the flute professor at Olivet Nazarene University. She is also the Woodwind Coach of the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has also 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.

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

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

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, the FBA P.I.L.O.T.S. Convention, and IESA Solo & Ensemble contest. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Flute Club as voting program chair, webmaster and Pipeline copy editor for four seasons.

Dr. Lupo holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree 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 a Master of Music degree from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bradley University. Her primary flute teachers include Nicole Esposito, George Pope and Kyle Dzapo. Additionally, she is currently an Association for Body Mapping Education Licensure Trainee, working with 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.