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Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing
Stacey is a professional soprano known as an active performer in the Cincinnati area. Stacey has sung for 8 seasons with the Cincinnati Opera as a member of the core chorus and sings with Cincinnati's professional chamber choir the Vocal Arts Ensemble. She also sings with the North American New Opera Workshop and ascend voices. Stacey has recently been named as the Director of Artistic Collaboration for ascend voices.
Stacey has studied piano from the age of 5 and is great for beginning or intermediate piano students.
Stacey has taught students of all ages and with various musical styles. Her students have included professional ballet dancers with Broadway aspirations, an 8-year-old girl simply wanting to break out of her shyness, and high school students preparing for College auditions. Her students have performed in nationally known rock bands, been accepted into College music programs, they have been members of the May festival Youth Chorus, the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, and have traveled to Europe with competitive touring choirs.
Stacey's operatic performing credits include Autumn in Charles Halka's Layover with NANOworks Opera, the Mother in Amahl and Night Visitors with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Testo in Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with the College-Conservatory of Music , Mimi from Puccini's La Boheme in the CCM's Opera scenes program, Donna Donna in P.D.Q Bach's The Abduction of Figaro , 1st Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Juno in Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld all at the DePauw University Opera Theatre. Other partial roles/scenes performed include Suzel in Mascangi's Lamico Fritz, Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte.
More than just singing opera Stacey is known for her versatility as a classical singer regularly doing cross over work. She regularly gigs as a jazz/popular singer accompanying herself on the piano. Her musical theater performing credits include Mama in Everybody's Buddy: The Buddy LaRosa Story, Shelia in Hair with DePauw University, Ensemble/Soprano Soloist in Sweeny Todd, Sonia in Godspell with the Lakeside Players and Yonah in Children of Eden with the Lakeside Players.
Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Barbara Paver. She graduated magna cum laude from DePaul University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She studied with Caroline Smith and Stanley Irwin.
Stacey is originally from Florence, Kentucky and takes pride in impacting her home community through music.
*** Lesson Details ***
Stacey is known for adapting lessons for the individual. Each body is unique and thus each vocal instrument is unique. Stacey takes time to get to know each student and caters to their specific needs and goals. She believes in well rounded performers working often on dramatic intentions, overall professionalism, and stage presence. She also prepares her students with their audition packages and stresses the importance of regular performance. Stacey is a very open and caring individual but expects hard work from her students.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha upright piano, Yamaha portable keyboard
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a portable keyboard. I expect a semi private space to teach.
*** Specialties ***
Opera, Broadway, Choral Vocals
Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Singing
Since age 9, Sheila has been wowing audiences with her strong voice and unique stage presence. She grew up surrounded by great Gospel singers and musicians, developing her skills at a young age to make certain she would have a place in the music world. She has performed in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas for over 25 years.
In her teen years, Sheila was a finalist in the TOP Flight (Teens Offering Praise) Competition for four years in a row. That led to numerous opportunities for performances at The Middletown Hot Air Balloon Festival, Eastwood Park, Americana Amusement Park, and many others. Some performances at The Christian Dinner Theater in Dayton, Ohio were broadcast on the radio station WFCJ, 93.7.
In 1996, Sheila found her talents led her straight to Nashville, performing on the Grand Ole Opry Stage and at The Ryman Auditorium. She also recorded a Country song, My Life Passed Before My Eyes, in October that year. After returning back to Cincinnati, she continued to pursue her love for Christian music and became actively involved in the Music Ministry at Landmark Church. In 1999, she started leading the 1st-3rd Grade Children's Choir at Landmark. She discovered a love for teaching the skills that she had honed and developed over the years, and began teaching Vocal Performance in 2006. She has had students go on to become part of Mishpachah, The Young Continentals (a touring Christian performance group), as well as lead and supporting roles in various musical and theatrical events. In 2011, one of her students made it into the Top 10 in Miami Valley Idol.
Throughout the years, Sheila has performed at local venues and shared the stage with various artists, such as, Twila Paris, Julie Nickell, Chris Tomlin, Building 429, and others. She continues performing on a regular basis as a soloist and with her student-based group, LOL. She also leads worship for Landmark Cincinnati Church's Children's Ministry and the contemporary worship services at Messiah Lutheran in Green Hills, Ohio.
Acting, Broadway Singing, Classical Voice, Country Singing, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Vocal Training
To begin, I am a professional Opera Singer that continues to pursue a career in singing. I have sung on many of the world's greatest operatic and symphonic stages.
I have a Bachelor's of Music, a Master's of Music and I initiated my Doctorate of Music at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied with the late, great baritone, Andrew White.
Right out of college I was whisked away to become an apprentice with San Francisco Opera and the rest is history. I have enjoyed a great collaboration with our own Cincinnati Symphony, May festival, and Opera Company as soloist for many years in addition to my International accomplishments.
I owe a great deal of my success to Maestros James Conlon and Jesus Lopez-Cobos who gave me my start when I was an undergrad in college. I also owe a great deal of gratitude to the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nippert whose generosity helped to jump start my career.
During the past fifteen years I was privileged to have sung in prestigious houses, for Kings, Queens, Duchesses and members of our own Supreme Court as well as other notable dignitaries.
I have been influenced by some of the greatest operatic voices in the business. They include Regine Crespin, Hans Hotter, Elizabeth Soederstroem, Christa Ludwig, Placido Domingo, Andrew White and Evelyn Reynolds. My philosophy about singing is an amalgamation of all the terrific ideas and tools I have gleaned from them over the years. I am fortunate enough to have dipped a toe in the end of the golden era of singing and my wish is to continue to uphold the excellence in singing and performing that I have learned from the above Masters.
I am equally comfortable teaching opera, musical theater, jazz, country and pop music.
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