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January Spotlight


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Stefanie Brown Hammond, ‘14

This month we are delighted to spotlight an alumna who is one of our newest members to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the School of Music.

Stefanie Brown Hammond received a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education, as well as recognition in Vocal Performance with a Performance Certificate from the School of Music. During her time at the University, she served as Music Director for the university’s all female a cappella ensemble, The Cocktails, was involved with ACDA, and sang in both the Concert Choir and University Chorus.

Stefanie is a Virginia native and began her love and passion for music education at an early age. Over the years she has traveled both nationally and internationally to perform and conduct, including New York, Boston, Spain, South Africa and Italy.   

Currently, Stefanie works as a Real Estate Appraiser. Her love and passion for Music and Music Education still remains strong where serving on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the School of Music, she is working to help enhance alumni engagement throughout the Columbia area and promoting the School of Music to the community at large.  Stefanie also sings in Limited Time Only, a semi-professional choir located here in Columbia. She also stays involved by judging Honor Choir auditions in Richland County each year.

Previous to working in real estate, Stefanie held Choral Director positions at Wando High School, in Mount Pleasant, SC, and at Kelly Mill Middle School, here in Columbia.

Stefanie and her husband Clay live in Columbia where she also serves as a member of The Junior League.  We are excited to have Stefanie on the Friends Board where she brings invaluable ideas and energy!

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