Stephanie Jutt

Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music

Artistic Director, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

164 West 79th Street #11A

New York, NY 10024

(608) 358-2220


Master of Music, New England Conservatory (1981)

Bachelor of Music, flute performance, New England Conservatory (1976)

Undergraduate studies: San Francisco State University, 1971-1973 (no degree)

Flute teachers:

Paula Robison, James Pappoutsakis, Marcel Moyse

Employment History

Professor of Flute and Artist-in-Residence, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, 1990-2000, 2001-2017

Duties included teaching all levels flute students (undergraduate through DMA program), Teach Fundamentals of Flute for music education majors,

Member, Wingra Wind Quintet, faculty ensemble, 1/3 release time for participation

Principal Flute, Madison Symphony and Madison Opera, 1990-present

Artistic Director and Founder, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, 1992-present.

Three-week chamber music festival in southern Wisconsin, including the communities of Madison, Mineral Point, Stoughton, and Spring Green. National and international artists with visual installations.

Founder, Arts Enterprise of UW-Madison: Multi-faceted career development and entrepreneurship initiative for student artists, striving to create viable career strategies for artists, through coursework, student association, website, and symposiums. Created with major grant from Kauffman Foundation. (detailed below)

Former employment

Associate Professor of Flute, The Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida, 2000-2001

Professional playing engagements in the last ten years include:

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, March 2019

California State East Bay, Hayward, California, February 2019

Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba, January, 2019

Recitals with pianst Jeffrey Sykes, aboard Wisconsin Public Radio river cruise, Normandy, France, October 2018

University of Taipei, Taiwan, December 2017

National Taiwan Normal University, Chiayi, Taiwan, December 2017

Lynn University Conservatory of Music, 2018

University of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Ohio 2016

Cactus Pear Music Festival, 2016, 2018

Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 2012

Green Lake Festival, Green Lake, Wisconsin 2012

Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, 2011, Brooklyn, New York

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 2011

Colorado State University, Colorado 2011

Encuentro International, in Santiago, Puyehue, Osorno and Frutillar, Chile, South America (2006)

Solo Recitals at Beethoven Conservatorio, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010

Concerto Soloist: Orquestra de San Juan, Argentina, April 20, 2010

Solo recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York, 2008

Solo recital at Longy School of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008

Cactus Pear Music Festival, San Antonio and Austin, Texas 2004-2010

Music in the Vineyards Chamber Music Festival, Napa, California, 2006

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, guest principal flutist, 2004

Masterclasses and Competition Judging in the last five years include:

National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, 2019

Pro Musicis Foundation International Award, 2018

Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, Boston, MA, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Concerto Competition, Milwaukee, WI 2017

Bolz Competition, Madison Symphony, 2015, 2016

Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 2012

Cape Cod Flute Institute, Falmouth, Massachusetts, 2012-2014

Totally Flute Masterclass, UW-Madison, Wisconsin, 2011

Chamber Music America, Commissioning Project Judging Panel, June 2011, New York

University of Colorado-Boulder, 2011

Colorado State University, 2011

Flute Masterclass, Beethoven Conservatorio, Buenos Aires, April 10, 2010

Flute Masterclass, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, San Juan, Argentina, April 21, 2010

Flute Masterclass, Universidad de Cuyo, April 27, 2010

Flute Masterclass, Universidad Catholico, Salta, Argentina, May 15, 2010

Flute Masterclass, IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte), Departamento de Artes Musicales y Sonoras “Carlos Lopez Burchardo”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 26, 2010

Chamber Music Masterclass, Conservatorio Manuel De Falla, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 27, 2010

Seattle, Washington Solo Flute Competition, 2008

University of Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2008

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 2007

Chicago Flute Club High School Soloist Competition, 2006

Recent Publishing

Cover Story Interview: Flute Talk Magazine, September, 2011

Bach Dancing and Dine-o-Mite, 20 Years of Pan-Sensory Delectation, a cookbook and CD combination package of favorite recipes and memorabilia from 20 years of BDDS festival

Published Arrangements and Transcriptions

International Music Publishing arrangements and transcriptions:

Johannes Brahms Sonatas for flute and piano, separate editions of F minor, A Major and Eb Major Sonatas

Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Caprices for solo flute

Carl Reineke: Sonata for flute and piano

Ernesto Cavallini: Reverie Russe for flute, clarinet and piano, with clarinetist Alan Kay

Doppler: Duo Americain, for flute, violin and piano, with violinist Carmit Zori

Dvorak: American Quartet, in production

Mozart Violin Sonatas, in production

Boehm Etudes, in production

Koehler Etudes, in production

Paul Schoenfield: Four Souvenirs for flute and piano, arranged by Stephanie Jutt, published by composer


Seduccion: Latin American and Spanish Masterpieces for flute and piano, Volume II, Albany Records, 2018, with pianist Thomas Kasdorf

Latin American and Spanish Masterpieces for flute and piano, Albany Records, 2016

With pianists Pablo Zinger and Elena Abend

Dvorak Woodwind Quintets, with UW-Madison Wingra Wind Quintet, UW-Madison University Press

Johannes Brahms Sonatas in F minor, Eb Major and A Major, for Centaur Records, with Jeffrey Sykes, pianist, 2005

Postcard from Madison, Volumes One and Two, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, University of Wisconsin Press, chamber music recording, has had two pressings to date

Sweet Sixteen, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society’s sixteenth anniversary recording, 2007

Five, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society fifth anniversary recording, 1997,


1st prize winner, International Concert Artist Guild, 1977

1st prize winner, Pro Musicis International Soloist Award, 1978, presented in debut recitals in Paris, Freiburg, Rome, Munich, Lisbon, Bergen, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco, and New York.

1st prize winner, New York Affiliate Artists Award, 1978

Finalist, International Walter Naumburg Competition, 1978

1st prize winner, Artists of Southern Connecticut, with New England Woodwind Quintet, 1978, with Carnegie Recital Hall debut as the prize

Professional Affiliations and Board membership

International Pro Musicis Foundation, board member 2014-present

National Flute Association

Musician’s Union Local 166, former member of Local 802

National Flute Association

Created New Arts Venture Challenge Competition (now called C.R.E.A.T.E.)

Founder, Career and Artistic Development Committee, 2010-2017

Program Chair, national convention in Nashville, Tennessee, 2004

New Music Commissioning Committee, 2004-2016

NFA National Board Member, 2003-04, 2017-present

Special Projects

“Sound Strategies” Innovative Programming combining Music and Business

This cross-disciplinary two hour teaching workshop demonstrates and illustrates the “art of collaboration” to top-down typical business executives. With a violinist and pianist, and a MIT-trained economist and corporate consultant, Sound Strategies uses chamber music and a scripted dialog between musicians to demonstrate problem-solving and collaboration in musical performance. The corporate consultant “translates” our work as collaborative musicians into terminology familiar to business leaders. Presentation included interactive activities with the participants.

Premiere performance September, 2006, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School Summit at the presented by the UW-Madison Graduate School of Business.

One-Woman Show: “Private Lessons”

An original, humorous autobiographical one-woman show combining virtuoso flute music with a scripted monologue. A coming-of age-story about my background as a Mexican-American flutist growing up in Stockton, California, until my acceptance at New England Conservatory. Performed numerous times at Steinway Hall and CAMI Hall in New York, at the National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C. and in residencies at University of Dayton, at University of North Texas, and at Skylight Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1982-2005.

Grants from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW-Madison Graduate School: Research grant for recording: Estrellita Volume II, 2016

UW-Madison Graduate School: Research grant for recording “Estrellita: Masterpieces for flute from Mexico, Spain and Latin America” 2015

Kauffmann Foundation: (through the UW Office of Corporate Relations) – one third release time to develop Arts Enterprise Initiative at UW-Madison: a five-fold arts entrepreneurship initiative at UW-Madison. Five semesters release time: Spring 2008 – Fall 2010

Founder, Arts Enterprise Initiative, UW-Madison, 2008-present


Emily Meade Bascom-Bell Award, 2000 for Artistic Achievement

Grants received as Artistic Director of Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society


National Endowment for the Arts

Wisconsin Arts Board

Dane Arts Foundation

Evjue Foundation

IBM International Foundation

Madison Arts Commission

Norman Bassett Foundation

Madison Community Foundation

Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation

Terry Family Foundation

Kauffmann Grant for Arts Entrepreneurship, 2008-2015:

I proposed and received a major grant from the Kauffman Foundation, as part of the campus-wide Kauffman Initiative, to create an arts entrepreneurship program at UW-Madison. For five semesters, I took a leave from performance duties with the Wingra Quintet and created the Arts Enterprise of UW-Madison.

1. The Kauffman Initiative in arts entrepreneurship began in the Spring 2008. I researched arts entrepreneurship activities in academic programs around the United States and assembled them in a final report to UW-Madison.

2. I held numerous focus groups with students in the arts to assess their needs are in the area of career planning, practical tools for career survival, and training.

3. I made recommendations for further activities in career planning for students in the arts at UW-Madison. My recommendations outlined a five-fold program I created during the following school year.

4. 2008-09: I taught the first class (“Nuts and Bolts: How to Survive in the real world and remain an artist”),

5. Created and served as faculty sponsor for the Arts Enterprise Student Association of UW-Madison.

6. Created the Arts Enterprise Symposium, January 2009 on arts entrepreneurship, attended by over 200 student and professional artists, and invited over 50 artist entrepreneurs to campus for workshops and lectures.

7. Annual competition New Arts Venture Challenge, for best new arts proposal. Top prize $2,000, three 2nd prizes of $500 each. Now in its tenth year.

8. Website on arts entrepreneurship,, for students in the arts at UW-Madison, now sponsored by UW Arts Institute. Website has now become a part of UW Arts Institute:

9. Secured Additional funding. I applied for and successfully received funding from outside sources (university and non-university) and created a partnership between Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (the music festival and nonprofit corporation which I produce in the summer each year) and the UW-Madison. Received substantial grants from Madison Community Foundation and the Evjue Foundation to create the Arts Enterprise Symposium and website.

10. Creation of Course on Arts Entrepreneurship, “Art as Business as Art:” I partnered with the UW-Madison Graduate School of Business, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, to create and deliver an innovative class, open to students in five arts disciplines as well as students outside the arts majors. National leaders in the arts make public appearances at the Overture Center, as well as in class, students research and create their own arts events and projects. Course is ongoing and is part of the new undergraduate Entrepreneurship Certificate Program from the UW Weinert Center. A new doctoral minor in Entrepreneurship has also been created. UW-Madison Arts Enterprise has been cited nationally as a model program that other universities are emulating, and using as a resource to begin their own programs.