Department of Music
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Dr. Stephanie A. Emberley


Instructor, Applied Piano; Piano Area Coordinator

Office: FA 125
Phone: 580.745.2084




D.M.A., James Madison University

Certified Teacher of Music; Certified Group Teaching Specialist, Music Teachers’ National Association

Certified Teacher of the Lister-Sink Method for Injury-Preventative Piano Technique

About Dr. Stephanie A. Emberley

Dr. Stephanie A. Emberley, pianist, began her classical piano training at the age of three, giving her first solo recital at the age of fifteen. She received her DMA degree in piano performance, pedagogy and literature from James Madison University and was on the piano faculty of Gordon College before coming to Southeastern. Her performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada, France, and Australia. Pianists with whom Ms. Emberley has studied include Lori Piitz, Barbara Lister-sink, and David Lehman.

In both 2008 and 2009, Ms. Emberley won the New Hampshire MTNA Young Artists’ competition and was selected as a finalist in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artists’ Concerto Competition. Ms. Emberley has received awards for her performances from organizations such as the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant, Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement scholarship, the Waldo and Alice Ayer Music Performance scholarship, and the Eubie Blake Performance scholarship. Hearing about these performances, the Harvard Faculty Club invited Ms. Emberley to perform an all-Chopin recital as the highlight of their Christmas Banquet. She often serves as an adjudicator, lecturer, or masterclass artist. In addition to these, Ms. Emberley particularly enjoys organizing and performing concerts that involve audience interaction and raising funds for local organizations such as the Waldorf School, Peterborough Children in the Arts, Rivermeade, Willow Rise, and the Easter Seals.

Some of Ms. Emberley’s interests include skiing/snowboarding, running, natural movement, and piano technique. Ms. Emberley is a certified Instructor of the Lister-sink Method of Piano Technique and Injury Retraining. She blogs about her experiences and musical topics in order to reach students through another medium.