MM Michigan State University
BM DePauw University
Stephanie Pedretti is a frequent performer in the Chicagoland area and a founding member of the Pedretti-Knight Duo as well as the Lunae Duo. She was a winner of the Allen Keller Memorial Young Artist Competition and the DePauw Concerto Competition and has performed as a featured soloist with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the DePauw Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Talent Education Institute (Japan). She has also performed with the Orchestra Sinfonico del NewOperafestival di Roma and in the Chautauqua Music Festival, as well as in solo and chamber music performances in the U.S., Canada, Austria, Italy and Japan. The recipient of a 2009 CAAP grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, she recorded her debut CD, Parisian Reflections, in the summer of 2009. Ms. Pedretti is a flute instructor at DePaul Community Music Division and the Music Institute of Chicago. She holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Michigan State University, where she studied with Richard Sherman, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from DePauw University, where she studied with Anne Reynolds. She also received a Graduate Diploma in Suzuki Pedagogy at the Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, where she studied with Toshio Takahashi.