Stephanie Trump, M.A.

Stephanie Trump, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor: Amata Women’s Chorale, Secondary Choral and General Music Methods

M.A. in Music Education from University of Hawai’i, Manoa
B.A. in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Augsburg University, MN


Stephanie Trump is an Adjunct Professor at University of Northwestern – St. Paul where she conducts the Amata Women’s Chorale and teaches the course Secondary Choral and General Music Methods for music education students.


She has served as Director of Choirs at Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN, since 1996. Under Mrs. Trump’s leadership, the foundational philosophy of the Choral Program is based upon the growth and development of the solo voice within the choral ensemble. Armstrong HS ensembles are often invited to appear at festivals and performances throughout the state and the nation and appear annually in Minnesota All-State and Honor Choirs. In 2016 she served as guest conductor for the ACDA-MN Women’s 9–10 Honor Choir. She leads annual choral projects for the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team. She is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator. Her work in the classroom has led to several choral commissions, dedications, and premieres by such composers as David Dickau, Paul Oakley, Dale Warland, and Tim Takach. Her teaching career has involved work at all levels of vocal development.


Mrs. Trump received the 2021 National Federation of State High School Associations’ Outstanding Music Educator award for the state of Minnesota. She was featured in an MPR Broadcast on high school choral music in Minnesota, served as National MENC Choral Mentor, chaired the 2010 NCACDA High School Women’s Honor Choir, and coordinated the four Honor Choirs for the 2018 Central/North Central ACDA Conference. She has served on boards for ACDA-MN, Minnesota Arts Consortium, Region 6AA, the MSHSL, and has presented sessions and coordinated events for ACDA-MN, MMEA, MSHSL, NAfME, and C/NCACDA. As the former Choral Vice President of MMEA, she coordinated Minnesota’s three All-State Choirs. She currently serves as President of Minnesota ACDA. 


Mrs. Trump earned a Master of Arts in Music Education from University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and a BA in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Augsburg University, MN. She is an active member of MMEA, NAfME, ACDA, and serves as a mentor to many student teachers.