Stacey Pelinka enjoys performing a broad spectrum of Western classical music, especially contemporary chamber music. She is a founding member of the Eco Ensemble and a longtime member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Stacey plays principal flute with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program productions and the Midsummer Mozart Festival, second flute with the Berkeley Symphony and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and piccolo with the Santa Rosa Symphony. She serves as flute instructor at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Mills College, and teaches baroque flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A native of the Bay Area, Stacey attended Cornell University and the San Francisco Conservatory, where she studied with Timothy Day.
Stacey has studied the Feldenkrais Method since 1994, and graduated in 2005 from the Semiophysics II Feldenkrais training directed by Dennis Leri. Stacey has presented Awareness through Movement workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory, the California College of the Arts, the Northern California Flute Camp, and the National Flute Association annual convention. She taught Feldenkrais classes for the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony from 2012 to 2019. Her article "Curiosity and Intention: Teaching Music from a New Paradigm" was published in the Feldenkrais Journal in 2009.