MusiciansStephanie Sheridan

Many years ago (about fifteen of them) in a land far away (Perth), Stephanie began her musical journey on the oboe, quit, and then picked up the bassoon. Thankfully, it stuck! In 2024 she commences her studies at Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the guidance of Lyndon Watts.

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Western Australian Academy of Music in 2019 and was awarded an additional Honours degree in 2020 from the University of Melbourne. Throughout this period, Stephanie was supported by several awards and prizes including the Friends of the Academy Scholarship, Catherine Grace McWilliam Prize and the Barbara Macleod Scholarship, awarded to the Most Outstanding Classical Female Student to offer the opportunity to develop skills overseas.

During Stephanie's tertiary education, she has studied with Adam Mikulicz, Chloe Turner and Jane Kircher-Lindner and looks forward to re-joining Lyndon Watts' class in 2024.

Stephanie is an active freelance musician across several orchestras throughout Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. She has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs since 2019 including being awarded the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Fellowship. As a musician, Stephanie adores chamber music and is a champion for the reed quintet, an emerging ensemble comprising oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon.

Outside of performing, Steph spends her time reading countless romantasy novels, wrangling her two cats Clara (Nutcracker) and Mimi (La bohème) and asking her Yiayia and mother for step-by-step instructions on how to make various delicious Greek foods.

Stephanie is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Merilyn and David Howorth, Barry Jones AC and Rachel Faggetter, Chris Perks and Victor Goldsztein, Frank van Straten and Adrian Turley.

Photo by Pia Johnson

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