Significant teachers and mentors:
One of her most influential teachers was her professor, Professor Tatyana Kravchenko, who she studied under during her Doctoral Program.
Professional affiliations & activities:
For roughly nine years, Tatyana participated as an accompanist in several competitions including the Oistrakh International Violin Competition in Odessa, Ukraine; the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland. Since then, Ms. Stepanova has been sharing her collaborative talents with faculty and students affiliated with Northwestern, Depaul, and Roosevelt University. She is a member of Music Teachers' National Association, Chicago and Northshore Music Teachers' Association, Society of American Musicians. She has also been a faculty member of summer camps of the Young String Academy at Indiana University, and has been on faculty at MYA since 23001, instructing the Sonata Class and coaching chamber groups.