An emerging voice to the world of new and improvised music, trumpeter and composer Stephanie Richards is an innovative musician residing in the space between music and performance art.  Originally from Canada, Stephanie’s theatrical tendencies often result in compositional collaborations of sight and movement, as reflected in her most recent work premiering music for twelve choreographed musicians and carousel.  Stephanie has worked with a diverse mixture of artists ranging from improvisational pioneers Henry Threadgill and Butch Morris to composer Helmut Lachenmann and performance artist Mike Kelly.  She has also enjoyed performing with Kanye West and Common and comedian Denis Leary.  Championing new music, Stephanie has premiered works across North America and the UK and held residencies at Stanford University and the University of San Diego. She is a recipient of the International Trumpet Guild Young Artist Award and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, McGill University and the California Institute of the Arts.  She is Director of the Berkeley-Carroll program at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and acts on the curatorial executive committee with Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet (FONT).