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Stephania Romaniuk

Organization: Calgary Opera
Title: Mezzo-Soprano & Teaching Artist, Calgary Opera
Program Graduation: MM, ALP Certificate 2020
Musical Studies: Music Teaching & Learning, Voice
Musical Specialties: Education, Large Ensemble
Non-Musical Specialties: Author, Social Justice
Quote: “Participating in the Arts Leadership Program was a key part of my education at Eastman. Eric Booth (the “father of teaching artistry”) visited the first semester I was participating in the ALP, and learning from him about this growing field completely cemented my desire to work in education for a performing arts company. I also had the great luck to intern for Barbara Brown, Director of Education for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, who was not only incredibly supportive and encouraging, but later became a reference for my current position. Although I had spent some time out of school before doing my Master’s, and even worked in arts administration for a few years, I still came away with so much knowledge that I could immediately apply as well as a network of inspiring peers. I encourage every Eastman student to take advantage of this amazing program and to apply for the ALP!”


Ukrainian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Stephania Romaniuk is the Grand Prix Winner of the First International Competition of Ukrainian Retro Music and has toured Ukraine twice, singing in the Odesa, L’viv, and Kyiv Opera Houses and in concert with the Kyiv National Operetta Company. As a teaching artist for Calgary Opera, she has created and led cross-cultural song-sharing groups for the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, an inter-generational opera discovery program for youth and older adults, and mindful music listening sessions for Alberta Health Services, among other programs. She has developed innovative curriculum as a Calgary Board of Education Resident Artist and teaching artist for the opera education organization “What Is Opera, Anyway?” She co-founded the Curriculum Development Collective, an international peer mentorship initiative for teaching artists. She has an M.A. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music where she was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize for group voice instruction. With Dr. Donna Brink Fox, Stephania presented at the 2021 College Music Society National Conference, and her work has been published in Eastman Case Studies, Eastman Notes, the Eastman Journal, and the Journal for Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education.