Born to missionary parents in Japan, Stephanie Lovell received her early musical training there, then continued with piano lessons after moving to Southern California. Winning several youth competitions in junior high and high school, including both divisions of the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, she had varied opportunities to perform in Southern CA and Japan.
Stephanie entered the University of Redlands to study with Louanne Fuchs Long, under whose tutelage she completed her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees, graduating summa cum laude. During her university years, she won several competitions, including the prestigious Joanna Hodges International Piano Conference and Competition in which she was a four-time winner. She also was privileged to solo with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jon Robertson, and the University of Redlands Chamber Orchestra as a result of winning first place in the University of Redlands Concerto Competition.
After graduation, Stephanie moved to northern California and later to Nevada, where she was in demand as an adjudicator and master class teacher for the Music Teachers' National Association. She also was a keynote and workshop speaker and worship leader at various church music conventions and seminars in Nevada, Arizona, California and Virginia.
Mrs. Lovell is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Redlands where she serves as staff accompanist and instructor in the Community School of Music and the Arts. She enjoys cooking, reading, working out, having company, and spending time with her husband and two teenaged children.