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, Otterbein University, and Kenyon College. During the 2016-17 academic year she joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University and taught the series of lyric diction courses (English, Italian, French and German) as well as a newly-designed writing course, “Practicing the Art of Music Criticism.” 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.”
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), as well as those in light opera such as Hannah (Léhar), Mabel, and Aline (Gilbert & Sullivan). Her concert work includes Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
In addition to her teaching and writing, Adrian sings professionally throughout Atlanta. She is a member of the Michael O’Neal Singers as well as the chamber group Kaleidoscope which concertize throughout the year. Adrian has given several recitals and concerts at the Schwartz Center 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. Adrian has served as a staff soloist at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhead. 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. Adrian has given several recitals and concerts at the Schwartz Center 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.