Stephen Biegner is the Program Manager for the Institute for Music Leadership. Prior to this, he was the administrative assistant facilitating many of the office’s needs, assisting with ALP curriculum, and managing the IML budgets. He also helped start, and is the current host and producer of, the IML Podcast Create. Inspire. Lead. Stephen previously was the Music Department Administrator at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City working under the direction of Kent Tritle. Before working at the Cathedral, he was the Assistant Director of Admissions at the Manhattan School of Music.
Stephen is also a light, lyric tenor and a total choral nerd. He has sung as a choral scholar for the Oratorio Society of New York, was the staff tenor at the Church of St. Catherine of Sienna in Manhattan, teaches and section leads at the Amherst Early Music Festival choral workshop, and was a frequent collaborator with the NYC project-based ensemble Ampersand where, among other concerts, he was the tenor soloist in the group’s performance of David Lang’s little match girl passion. Stephen has been finding his way in the Rochester choral scene, joining First Inversion and singing as a choral scholar for Third Pres, St. Anne Church, and Christ Church Pittsford.
Stephen has also been the tenor soloist for a number of performances including Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, Handle’s Dixit Dominus, and Charpentier’s Le Reniement de Saint Pierre.