Stephanie An is a classically trained clarinettist who completed an Honours Bachelor of Music with a Minor in Mental Health, Addiction and Society at McMaster University. Throughout her undergrad career, Stephanie had been a member of the McMaster Music Society, as well as the president of the McMaster Concert Band and McMaster Music Cognition society in her final year. In addition to clarinet, she also plays guitar and ukulele.
Outside of her studies, Stephanie engages in several activities. She teaches students of all ages in her private studio and plays at numerous events. Within her final year at McMaster, she completed an independent research study that studied the links between mental health and the field of performing arts, specifically with musicians. As an aspiring music therapist, she hopes to further this research as she believes music can be a key factor in improving one’s quality of life.