Stephanie Roof has dedicated her life to creating an enriching environment for flute education and expressive performances. For over ten years, she has taught private flute lessons for students at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level. Her students perform in youth orchestras, top ensembles, and honor bands across the state of Michigan. They have also been accepted to perform in ensembles at the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, and Cedarville University. Roof has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the West Michigan Flute Choir and Great Lakes Flute Choir. In 2017, she soloed with the flute choir at the National Flute Convention in their premiere of pieces by Jenni Brandon, Theo Ndawillie II, and Carmen Maret.
Roof received her B.M. in Music Education and Flute Performance from Western Michigan University (WMU) under professors Christine Smith and Martha Councell-Vargas and her M.M. in Flute Performance from Ball State University (BSU) under professor Mihoko Watanabe. She has participated in festivals including the Artistic Flutist: Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass (2019), Jim Walker’s Beyond the Masterclass (2015), and the Greater Indianapolis Flute Fest (2015). She has worked with Bonita Boyd, Jim Walker, Jeffrey Barker, Sarah Jackson, Kate Lukas, Jan Gippo, Jonathon Snowden, Sergio Pallottelli, and Jeff Zook. Her additional primary teachers include Kathy Simpson, Gro Schibsted Sandvik, Betsy Bognar Wong, and Danielle Breisach. From 2016-2019, she was a part of the faculty of the Mattawan Band Program serving as woodwind instructor and assistant to the band. She continues to serve as a flute/piccolo instructor for the program as well as the Plainwell Band Program. Roof resides in Portage with her husband and son.