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Stephanie Wiltse
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

Biography

Stephanie Wiltse began directing the Valenti Handbell Ensemble of Aquinas College in 1998. She directed the Calvin College Handbell Ensemble from 2001-2010. She also directs the Allegro Ringers at Calvin CRC. In 1995 she was one of the founders of the community handbell ensemble Embellish, and has been music director of the group since 1998, during which time the group has performed for 2 Pinnacle (Handbell Musicians of America community/professional) events, various Area and National events, and numerous concerts throughout the United States and France. In 2008 a second group, Campana, was added to the Embellish family. Stephanie has served as conductor for mass rings and directors’ events in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. In 2012, she conducted a mass piece for the International Handbell Symposium in Liverpool, England, as well as sharing conducting duties for an auditioned US All Star Ensemble at the same event.