Cody Stadelmaier started playing the violin in the 5th grade orchestra on her Grandpa's violin. She fell in love with the instrument and never put it down.
At age 13, she was introduced to fiddling and joined the Wyoming District #4 Fiddle Club in Casper, Wyoming.
Through the club she gained valuable performance experience and was introduced to competitions. She has competed in and judged many fiddle contests across the US. Her titles include Wyoming Junior State Champion, Wyoming State Champion, 8 time Colorado State Fiddle Champion, Colorado State Twin Fiddle Champion, Idaho Open, Rocky Mountain Regional Champion, Grand Master Finalist and National Adult Fiddle Champion in 2016 and 2021.
She has been an instructor at several music camps, and ran an after school program for violin students.
Cody has performed with western swing, bluegrass and country bands and also the Wyoming Symphony, CSU Symphony, and several quartets.
She has been teaching for over 25 years and loves it.