Steph Dressler (she/her or they/them) is a flutist and educator who is fascinated with experimental sounds. Based in New York City, she is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in contemporary performance at Manhattan School of Music. As a 2019 Fellow at the Impulse New Music Festival, Steph collaborated with composers and instrumentalists from around the world to premiere eight new works at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
She has had the privilege of learning and performing at numerous summer music programs, including the Consummate Flutist at Carnegie Mellon University, Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound Workshop, and ARIA International Summer Music Academy. Her most memorable masterclass performances were those with Lorna McGhee, Alexa Still, Alberto Almarza, Jill Felber, Amy Porter, Paul Edmund-Davies, and Mark Sparks.
As an educator, Steph maintains an active flute studio of twenty-five students from United States and abroad. With her students ranging in age from six to seventy-eight, she enjoys teaching flutists of all playing abilities. Through their hard work and effort, her students have placed in various competitions and festivals, including the Wisconsin School Music Association All-State Festival, the Kentucky Music Educators Association All-County Festival, and the Texas Music Educators Association All-County Festival.
In her free time, Steph enjoys eating, petting cats, reading literature, and playing video games.