Currently a private teacher and popular choral collaborator in the Boulder area, Stella is a graduate of the University of Colorado where she studied with pianists Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow and successfully completed her Masters Degree in Piano Performance. While at CU, Stella was a graduate assistant and winner of the Norris Piano Award. Other awards and honors include a year of study in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse as a Rotary Scholar (1992-93) and semi-finalist placement at the International Hilton Head Piano Competition (1997).
Stella has worked with Cantabile since 1999. She also collaborates with the Boulder Children’s Chorale and is a frequent accompanist at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, and has also appeared in concerts with the Rocky Mountain Chorale. Stella lives in Louisville with her husband and three daughters. She maintains a thriving piano studio for students of all ages and enjoys spending time on the local trails with her mischievous cairn terrier, Scooter.