Stephanie Daige, Teaching Artist, MM, BM

Stephanie Daige, Teaching Artist, MM, BM

Stephanie Daige earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University and her Master of Music degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Purchase, where she studied oboe with Bert Lucarelli. She performs professionally on oboe, English horn, and saxophone in various orchestras and churches.  Currently a member of the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, she has also performed in groups such as the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) and Venice Symphony. Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member of State College of Florida, teaching applied oboe. She also teaches private lessons on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and piano, and has worked with students in various schools throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. During the summer, Stephanie has brought her ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf’ explorations to Sarasota County Libraries and to various Sarasota County Title 1 Schools. For 12 years, she participated in the Venice Symphony in the Schools program in which she demonstrated woodwind instruments for third grade classes in Sarasota County. She has also taught at the Sarasota Orchestra Summer Music Camp and the Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp.  Stephanie loves to inspire kids to get excited about music, to learn to express themselves through music, and to explore their worlds and other learning areas through music.




Bringing Carnival of the Animals to Life

Program description

This exciting, hands-on arts integration Teaching Artist Residency presented by Stephanie Daige uses Camille Saint-Saëns’ work Carnival of the Animals to teach students how music is used to convey characteristics of different animals.  Students will learn the vocabulary words pitch, timbre, and tempo, and discuss how these elements are used to portray the movement of different animals.  Students will also hear poetry which relates to the work and identify rhyming words.  The students will create masks and puppets to represent the animals and use them to move to the music in the style of each animal.  For the fossils movement, the students will use modeling material to create their own “fossils,” and we will discuss how we know about animals that lived long ago through their fossils.  Students will learn how sounds are created through vibration, and how each instrument creates sound in a unique way. Worksheets and a simple creative writing assignment can also be provided for an optional follow-up activity.  

Booking / scheduling contact

Stephanie Daige


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Teaching Artist Residency
Population served: 3-5, K-2
Subject: Language Arts, Music, Science
Bilingual: No

Takes place in your classroom

Sarasota FL

Fees / Ticketing:


$400 per residency. This cost includes a pre-meeting with the classroom teacher, 3 visits by the teaching artist, music, and materials to make the masks, puppets and fossils. Fee is $700 for two classes, taught on the same day, back-to-back. $75 total extra travel fee for south-county (south of Pine View) schools.


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes