Amy Joy Stephens
Hailed for a soprano voice that is both "strong and beautiful," Amy Joy Stephens has distinguished herself as a versatile performer in the world of opera and oratorio. Opera credits include: Norina (Don Pasquale), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Cendrillon (Cendrillon), Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance). On the concert stage, Ms. Stephens is a three time soloist with the Los Angeles Bach Festival for works such as: Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s Johannes-Passion, and Bach’s Mass in b minor. She also performed as the soprano soloist for: Vivaldi’s Gloria, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, and Duruflé’s Requiem.
Ms. Stephens was recently named a winner in the Three Arts Vocal Competition in Cincinnati, OH. She was also named a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (San Diego District) and advanced to the Western Regional Finals where she received an Honorable Mention Award. She was also a winner in the American Educators of Italian Origin United (AEIOU) Voice Competition and was a recipient of a Leni Fé Bland Vocal Scholarship.
Ms. Stephens received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she was a Graduate Assistant for the voice department. She received her B.M. in Vocal Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach.