Stephanie Ycaza, Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium

Stephanie Ycaza

Stephanie Ycaza is Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to her appointment at UNCG, she served as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taught on the music faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Longwood University, the University of Richmond, the UNCG Summer Music Camp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Stephanie is a founding member of Calypsus Brass, a brass quintet dedicated to performing new works and providing recordings for composers. Calypsus is committed to promoting the works of composers from historically marginalized groups, and serves as an Ensemble-in-Residence for Rising Tide Music Press. Stephanie is active as an orchestral musician, and currently serves as Principal Tuba of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. She has performed as a soloist, offered masterclasses, and presented on the topic of Mindfulness in Music around the United States and in South America.

Stephanie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Shenandoah University, a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She studied with Dr. Ross Walter, Toby Hanks, Mike Roylance, Andrew Hitz, and Michael Bunn. Stephanie is a Miraphone tuba artist.