Stephanie Bell is currently pursuing a Masters in Flute Performance at the University of Southern California where she studies with James Walker. She completed her Bachelor of Music with a double major in Flute Performance and Music Scholarship at the University of British Columbia in May, 2014. Her strong interest in orchestral performance began at a young age when she played in the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy and toured Europe with the Senior Youth Orchestra. Since attending university, Stephanie’s orchestral experience was enriched by becoming a member of the National Academy Orchestra under Maestro Boris Brott (2011, 2013), Orchestre de la Francophonie (2012), the Orford Academy Orchestra (2014), and most recently in the Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony in Los Angeles. She has also performed with many professional orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, where she played regularly from June 2013-2014. Stephanie is looking forward to her future musical endeavors, and aspires to a career as an orchestral and contemporary chamber musician.