Stacey Graham Steele joined the SRU Music Department in 1988. From that time until her retirement in Spring 2014, she was an active member of the faculty in many capacities. As the flute professor, she created a thriving studio made up of music education, music therapy and performance majors. She also founded the SRU Flute Choir that has performed on campus as well as for regional, state and national conventions and conferences. Her philosophy within her studio always included an aspect of mutual respect for one another.
Ms. Steele was also part of the music education team where her teaching assignments included Elementary School Music and Music Education for the Diverse Learner. In 2007, Ms. Steele was selected for the SRU Excellence in Teaching Award.
As an active member of the National Flute Association, Ms. Steele served as the Chair of the NFA Pedagogy Committee, during which time she oversaw the publication of "The Flutist's Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Vol. 2". The anthology contains writings on flute specific pedagogical topics written by selected NFA members and professionals nationally and internationally.