Stephanie Howe


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Vice President, Executive Director of Outreach
Company Name
Ted Brown Music

Stephanie Howe and her sister Whitney run the chain of music stores their grandfather established in 1931, Ted Brown Music. Stephanie followed in his footsteps to run a business that supports local musicians, especially focused on the school band programs in Washington and Oregon. She moved to eastern Washington for a few years to open their branches in Richland (1987) and Yakima (1991). Once those stores were up and running she returned to Tacoma to manage the accounting department for the main store. Stephanie played a key role in the establishing the Ted Brown Music Outreach Program, a nonprofit organization that provides musical instruments for students who cannot afford the cost.