Stephanie Price-Wong grew up in a musical and arts administrative family that instilled and nurtured her passion in the art, performance, and education of chamber music. She is currently the Assistant Artistic Director and Fellowship Program Director of the Chamber Music Connection based in Worthington, Ohio. Stephanie also has a private studio and is the Adjunct Viola Professor at Ohio University. In addition to her work in Ohio, she is the Artistic Administrator for the Caroga Arts Collective (CAC) and the Administrative Director of Your Body Is Your Strad Institute, that focuses on a somatic holistic approach to practicing, performing, communicating through music, and pedagogy, presented by CAC. Previously, Stephanie was the Administrative Assistant and Outreach Coordinator at California Summer Music for four summers.
As a violist, she has performed recitals in the United States and Europe, notably at the Kennedy Center, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, St. John the Divine in NYC, and on National Public Radio’s From the Top! series. Her diverse performing styles have resulted in collaborations with world-renowned artists including the Cavani Quartet, Jeffrey Irvine, Peter Salaff, Michael Tree, Mikhail Kopelman, and percussionist Jamey Haddad.
As a chamber musician, Stephanie is the founding violist in the KASA Quartet, winners of the 2017 Coltman National Chamber Music Competition. She has been a performing artist at the Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF) since it’s founding in 2012 and went on tour to Switzerland with CLMF in 2017.
As an orchestral player, she has performed in orchestras for Andrea Bocelli, Arnie Roth, Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy, Cleveland Pops, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony, Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (violin and viola). She currently serves as Assistant Principal Viola with Opera Project Columbus.
Stephanie received a Master of Music in Viola Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music with a certificate in Arts Leadership from the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program. In 2012, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was the recipient of the Alumni Jim Hall Graduate Studies Scholarship. Her primary teachers include Carol Rodland, Jeffery Irvine, Kirsten Docter, Lynne Ramsey, and her mother Deborah Barrett Price. Stephanie is also an Andover Educator Trainee working to fulfill her certification in Body Mapping through the Andover Educators. Her Andover Educator sponsoring teacher is Bay Area flautist and Alexander Technique teacher Amy Likar.
In addition to Stephanie’s studies and performance in viola, she has an extensive background in ballet from 1997-2008 at Irveline’s Ballet School in Columbus, Ohio and modern dance from Case Western Reserve University’s Mather Dance Center, Department of Theater and Dance from 2008-2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Stephanie currently resides in Columbus where she enjoys teaching privately, spending time with her son, Felix (yes, named after Mendelssohn!), husband, electric/acoustic violinist, David Wong, and Australian Shepherd, Bridget.