Sponsor: David & Patricia Brogan
Stephanie Shapiro held the tenured position of Oboe/English Horn with the San Antonio Symphony from 1997-2011, where she was hailed by the San Antonio Express News for her “gorgeous phrasing and rich tone” and her “eloquent and exquisitely contoured” playing. Ms. Shapiro received her musical training at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she earned her B.M., and went on to receive her M.M. at the University of Michigan while on a full fellowship. She has performed as a guest with numerous orchestras, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Michigan Opera Theatre, Oregon Symphony and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has appeared with a number of chamber ensembles as well, most notably the Detroit Chamber Winds, Chamberosity, Camerata San Antonio, and the Soli Chamber Ensemble. Prior to joining the faculty at Wayne State University, Ms. Shapiro has held teaching appointments at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, The Detroit Center for Creative Studies, and the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. She currently teaches at Wayne State University, and maintains an active musical life as a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber music collaborator and enjoys gardening and cooking in her spare time.