Named as a “standout voice” and “delightful and effervescent” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, soprano Stephanie Scogna (Co-Artistic Director) is a singer equally at home in the opera, art song, and sacred music genres. She has performed twice in the Liederabend concert series at New England Conservatory (NEC), and has appeared in numerous collaborative art song recitals and degree performances throughout the past several years. Last summer, she studied German Lieder at the Vancouver International Song Institute in British Columbia, and Russian songs and arias through the Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia, PA.
Her opera experience most recently included the role of Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and one of the Famigliari in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, all at NEC. Ms. Scogna has also appeared as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Sirena in Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero, and the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon. She has enjoyed concert performances with chorus and chamber orchestra as soprano soloist in Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, Faure’s Requiem, and Stravinsky’s Mass.
Stephanie graduated from New England Conservatory in May 2015 with her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, studying with Karen Holvik, and she received her Bachelor of Music from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) with a minor in Religious Studies. Stephanie began her studies at WCU as a recipient of the Board of Governors Scholarship and the Fritz Krueger Memorial Scholarship for vocal performance, and went on to receive six more prestigious scholarships recognizing her clear diction, musicality, and her interest in sacred music. She won the Junior Women division of the regional NATS competition in 2012 and the Kennett Symphony (PA) Vocal Competition in 2013, which allowed her to perform with the Kennett Symphony Orchestra in August 2014 as guest soloist.
Stephanie is excited about the pilot season of the Boston Art Song Society! She enjoys collaborating professionally with pianists and communicating with an audience through song. In addition to appearing in recital, she is a member of the esteemed Choir of the Church of the Advent, and sings frequently in other churches throughout the city as cantor and guest soloist. Ms. Scogna looks forward to continuing her versatile vocal career here in Boston.