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Dr. Stephanie Adrian is a classical singer, voice teacher, and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Adrian holds degrees in vocal performance from The Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Tulsa.  She served on the voice faculty of Emory University in Atlanta from 2011-2017, teaching courses and voice lessons to both undergraduate and graduate voice majors.

With a music career spanning over twenty years, Adrian specializes in vocal pedagogy, art song repertoire, and opera.  She has taught at The Ohio State University, Kennesaw State University, Otterbein University, and Kenyon College.  In 2003 Adrian was selected by the National Association of Teachers of Singing to participate in its prestigious summer internship program.

Adrian is a correspondent for Opera News (www.operanews.com) and www.artsATL.com and has written articles and reviews about music and the art of singing for Classical Singer, Journal of Singing  (“An Introduction to the Songs of André Previn with Lyrics by Toni Morrison”, “The Impact of Pregnancy on the Singing Voice”), Opera News, and Atlanta magazine.  In January 2013 Adrian’s research was featured in the Washington Post within Katherine Boyle’s article, “Pregnant artists continue to perform with precision.”

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As a guest clinician, Dr. Adrian has taught master classes for the Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute and enjoys giving pre-opera lectures for Atlanta Opera main stage productions.

A former Young Artist at Opera North, Adrian’s operatic repertoire spans contemporary heroines including Susannah (Floyd), Abigail (Ward), and Rosina (Corigliano), and those in light opera such as Hannah (Léhar), Mabel, and Aline (Gilbert & Sullivan). Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.  Additionally, she has also had the great pleasure of singing the soprano solos in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at the stunning Pontifical College Josephinum.  A specialist in American art song, Adrian has performed at the Songfest Art Song Festival at Pepperdine University, working with both Jake Heggie and Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison.  

In addition to her teaching and writing, Adrian sings professionally throughout Atlanta.  Adrian has performed as a staff soloist at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhead, singing at services, concerts, and festivals.  In addition, she has sung with the chancel choir at the Cathedral of Christ the King, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and at Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Buckhead.  She sang with the Michael O’Neal Singers as well as the chamber group Kaleidoscope, which concertize throughout the metro area.  Adrian has given several recitals and concerts at the Schwartz Center as well as the Carlos Museum, collaborating with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and including a recent performance of Paul Salerni’s Regimen Sanitatis Salerni with the Vega String Quartet. In May 2017 Adrian sang the Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 at the Carlos Museum alongside her Emory colleagues.

Adrian is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Voice Foundation, and the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter at Georgia State University where she is pursing a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a specialization in voice disorders.

Selected Publications
  • “An Introduction to the Songs of André Previn with Lyrics by Toni Morrison” Journal of Singing (September/October 2006)
  • “The Impact of Pregnancy on the Singing Voice” Journal of Singing (January/February 2012)
  • “Ten Epiphanies about the Art of Song”  Classical Singer Magazine (January 2006)
  • “Donald Runnicles:  Musical Titan Returns to Europe” Classical Singer Magazine (May 2008)
  • “The Inner Workings of an Opera Company” Classical Singer Magazine (May 2008)
  • “Jennifer Larmore Reinvented” Classical Singer Magazine (February 2009)
  • “The Scoop on Young Artist Program Fees”  Classical Singer Magazine (August 2009)
  • “Kiera Duffy:  A Soprano Whose Irish Eyes Are Smiling” Classical Singer Magazine (November 2011)
Education
  • DMA, The Ohio State University, 2001
  • MM, Southern Methodist University, 1998
  • BM (Cum Laude), University of Tulsa, 1996
  • MS in Communication Sciences & Disorders, In Progress
  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF),  2019