Page is a mezzo soprano, voice teacher and arts administrator based in Austin, TX with a soft spot for new music. 

 

Page is equally at home with newer works and standard repertoire. She has premiered over 20 new works since 2015 by composers including Thomas LaVoy, Nell Clowder, Thomas Yee, Dana Lyn, Adrienne Inglis, Russell Podgorsek, Alex Heppelmann, Joshua Shank, Keenan Boswell, Steven Serpa, Nicholas Perry Clark, Akshaya Avril Tucker, Robbie LaBanca and Adeliia Faizullina. She gave the premiere performances of Mark Kilstofte's The White Album in New York with Copland House, in Austin with the UT New Music Ensemble, and in the Pacific Northwest with pianist Chuck Dillard. This past fall, Page reprised her role as the Narrator in Russell Podgorsek's completed operetta, The Two of Swords, alongside Invoke string quartet. 

 

This April, Page had been slated to premiere the role of Eva Mozes Kor in Thomas Yee's Eva and the Angel of Death, an opera that tell's Kor's story as a survivor of Dr. Mengele at Auschwitz who shocked the world by publicly forgiving him as an adult.

 

Recent musical and operatic roles include Yvonne in Sunday in the Park with George with Austin Shakespeare, Cecilia March in Little Women with the Butler Opera Center, and the Dating Coordinator in Speed Dating Tonight! with Alamo City Opera. In addition to theatrical work, Page enjoys collaborating on recital and chamber music; highlights from the last few years include Harold Meltzer's Variations on a Summer Day and Aaron Jay Kernis’ Simple Songs with the UT Austin New Music Ensemble, Music for 18 Musicians for the Fast Forward Austin Festival, Drumming with both Sō Percussion and line upon line percussion, and a myriad of art song with pianists Chuck Dillard, Chien-Lin Lu, Robert McDonald, Kate Stubbs, and Charlie Magnone.

 

Page appears regularly with several Austin-based ensembles such as Ars Longa EnsembleAustin Cantorum and Inversion Ensemble as both an ensemble member and a soloist. She was recently added to the artist roster for Conspirare and Tinsel Singers.

 

In addition to performing, she maintains a busy private studio of voice students. Her students have gone on to study voice or musical theater at Peabody Conservatory and Northwestern, Trinity, Ouachita Baptist and Florida State Universities.

 

Page is the Assistant Director of Operations at the Sarah & Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she has been on staff since 2013. She is also working towards her D.M.A. in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy in Prof. Darlene Wiley's studio.

 

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University where she studied with Verdi soprano Susan Dunn and her Master of Music from UT Austin. Prior to singing, Page studied dance for 15 years – she owes a great deal to those instructors for teaching her how to listen and exposing her to a wealth of music.

© 2016 by PAGE STEPHENS.