Millicent Stephenson (BSc Hons, Cert Ed, PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, Grade 8 Saxophone) is predominately known as a multi-award winning saxophonist and music mentor but she is also a qualified and experienced Teacher and Counsellor.
In her early career Millicent trained Teachers in how to communicate and assess learning. She is a motivational Speaker and her speaking engagements include the Gospel Music Industry Alliance Summit (London), and Whiise Con an international online music conference. Her weekly Podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’, which is on iTunes and Soundcloud, helps individuals find their way in the music industry. After the first season Millicent decided to extend her reach and create this platform 'Success Beyond The Score' as an online space for individuals to obtain music business insider information, tips and training. Tools to help avoid easily obscured pitfalls and costly mistakes, assisting individuals in developing their personal road map to music success.
Millicent was invited to write the article ‘Where Are All The Female Musicians?’ for Keep The Faith magazine and wrote a Guest Blog for the Musicians Union called ‘Children of the Windrush Generation Make Music’.
In January 2020 Millicent became a member of Executive Committee of the Musicians Union contributing in the decision making of policies and standards for musicians within the UK. Millicent also serves on the Midlands Regional Committee of the Musicians Union and the Equalities Sub-Committee.
Millicent is featured on Women of Substance Radio podcast (USA); A-spire magazine (Dallas USA); BBC1 Songs of Praise; BBC Radio WM; BBC Introducing; the Voice Newspaper and The Phoenix Newspaper to name just a few.
Millicent's sax version of Kirk Franklin's 'Take Me To The King' was voted number 1 on the BIWST Gospel Chart and the reggae version of Billy Joel's 'Just The Way You Are', by Sandii McCalla where Millicent is the featured Sax artiste, reached number one on the Stevie J Music Chart. Both songs reside on the TTM Collective Orchestra double reggae album 'Inspirational Love Songs' by GLR Records Ltd.
Millicent is married to Michael Stephenson have two adult children.
Millicent's women in music project https://cafemnee.com/ and online membership group Time For My Music Community for females in music (successbeyondthescore.com)
Podcast ‘Success Beyond The Score’ Success Beyond The Score (libsyn.com)