Stephanie Hollander

Setnor School of Music

Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Horn)

Stephanie Hollander

301 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Stephanie Hollander is an active freelancer in the NY Metro Area.

She has performed with many distinguished groups such as Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Concert in the Villages of Kinderhook, Bard Conducting Institute, Rocktopia at Bethelwoods, Central Park Symphony, Bach Festival Orchestra, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, and numerous others. Her playing has brought her to perform at many different distinguished music halls throughout the United States, Italy, and Cuba.

Ms. Hollander holds a Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the University of Cincinnati (CCM). She was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship for her Master of Music in horn performance which she completed at the Eastman School of Music. She continued her graduate studies by receiving a fellowship at Bard College Conservatory for an Artist Performers Certificate. Lastly, she received a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music as a recipient of the 2016-2017 Richard E. Adams Scholarship. Her teachers have included: Barbara Currie, Javier Gandara, Randy Gardner, Peter Kurau, Jeffrey Lang, and Julia Pilant.

Ms. Hollander additionally serves as horn faculty at the Bard College Music Department and Hartwick College. She also teaches music appreciation at SUNY Dutchess Community College. Ms. Hollander has given presentations on life as a musician after graduation, at SUNY Purchase, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Central Oklahoma, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2018, she gave a presentation titled “Graduation, Now What?” at the Northeast Horn Workshop. Additionally, Ms. Hollander has been featured on a couple of podcasts such as Episode 192 of Flute 360, “Conquer Your Unique Path”, and on Music Mindfully, “The Freelancing Mindset”.  

In addition to teaching and performing, Ms. Hollander works as a Career Coach in the Career Development office at Hartwick College and serves as the Catskill Symphony Orchestra Personnel Manager.

In Ms. Hollander’s spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and two young boys and snuggling with her two cats.


  • Professional Studies Certificate Manhattan School of Music
  • Artist Performer’s Certificate Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • M.M. Eastman School of Music
  • B.M. CCM, University of Cincinnati