Stephanie Teply Westney holds a D.M.A. in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.M. from Yale University, a B.M. degree from Vanderbilt University and attended Interlochen Arts Academy. Her principal teachers include Brian Lewis, Wendy Sharp, Christian Teal, Connie Heard, Julia Bushkova and Joan Rooney. Dr. Westney is an active performer, coach, and teacher, and especially enjoys performing solo recitals, chamber music, and new music.
Dr. Westney has been a member of the San Antonio Symphony since 2005, the Sunriver (Oregon) Music Festival since 2006, and has performed with the San Antonio Opera, Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera, Waco Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Huntsville (Alabama) Symphony, Wallingford (Connecticut) Symphony, Victoria Bach Festival orchestra and numerous chamber music ensembles.
Dr. Westney is currently a Senior Lecturer of Violin and String Area Coordinator at The University of Texas at San Antonio and maintains a private Suzuki violin studio. She additionally held the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola and Director of the Community Music Academy at Texas Lutheran University for 2007-2008 and was an Instructor of Viola at San Antonio College from 2007-2011. She has served on the faculties of the UTSA Summer Music Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Auberon Chamber Music Festival, The University of Texas String Project, Longhorn Music Camp, and was a Teaching Assistant for Brian Lewis at the University of Texas at Austin.