Stefanie Harger Gardner
Northern Arizona University
Stefanie Gardner is on the faculty at Northern Arizona University and Glendale Community College and maintains a large private clarinet studio in the Phoenix area. She completed degrees in clarinet performance at Arizona State University, studying with Robert Spring. Gardner has an active performance career, performing with several ensembles, including Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Symphony of the Southwest, Paradise Winds, the Mill Avenue Chamber Players, and the Fountain Hills Chamber Players. She is a frequent soloist with many high school, college, and community bands. In addition to performing and teaching, Gardner has a strong interest in woodwind pedagogy. In 2012, Gardner won first prize at the International Clarinet Association Research Competition with her study, "An Investigation of Finger Motion and Hand Posture during Clarinet Performance", where she collaborated with the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing at ASU to study hand posture and finger motion during clarinet performance using CyberGloves®. Recently, Gardner performed at the 2013 ClarinetFest in Assisi, Italy and International Double Reed Society Conference in Redlands, California.