Program Graduation: MM, ALP Certificate 2020
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.