Stephanie Hoeckley is earning a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Flute Performance. A Florida native, she earned a BA in Music at the University of Central Florida and a Master’s of Music at Arizona State University, where she expanded her performance repertoire and teaching credentials. She has been a finalist in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition and in ASU and UCF’s Concerto Competitions; in addition, she was principal flutist in many of the schools’ ensembles, and she maintains an active private flute studio. Stephanie’s interests include Alexander Technique, acoustics, entrepreneurship, and autism awareness. She aspires to become a “musician with a cause,” one who champions social justice. She hopes to improve the accessibility of classical music and destigmatize the genre as elitist. She is also interested in leveraging her role as a musician to promote feminism and broader equality. Outside the studio, she enjoys everything sci-fi and fantasy-related, and she belongs to the fictional Ravenclaw House.