Stephanie J. Wilburn began taking piano lessons from her aunt, Janet Wilburn, when she was 4 years old. She has been composing music since the age of 9. For the past 5 years, her teacher has been W.T. Skye Garcia. Stephanie has been a state winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest for 2 years, a Central Regional winner, and has competed in the National Finals. In 2001, Stephanie was the intermediate winner of the Lynn Freeman Olson Competition Awards. Her winning composition is titled Clowning Around which has been published by The FJH Music Company.