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Page Stephens is a mezzo soprano, voice teacher and arts administrator based in Austin, TX with a soft spot for new music.
Page Stephens is a mezzo soprano, voice teacher and arts administrator based in Austin, TX with a soft spot for new music. Stephens has premiered works by Matthew Lyons, Donald Grantham, Thomas B. Yee, Katherine Pukinskis, Dana Lyn, Adrienne Inglis, Russell Podgorsek, Alex Heppelmann, Keenan Boswell, Steven Serpa, Franklin Piland, and others. In April 2022, she premiered the role of Eva Mozes Kor in Thomas B. Yee's Holocaust remembrance opera, Eva and the Angel of Death. Stephens recently recorded Mark Kilstofte's The White Album with pianist Chuck Dillard, after giving the New York premiere of the song cycle with Copland House, the Austin premiere with the UT New Music Ensemble, and the Pacific Northwest premiere with Dillard.
Stephens maintains a robust performing career in a wide variety of genres. She has performed with several ensembles at UT Austin, Butler Opera Center, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, line upon line percussion, Sō Percussion, Texas Early Music Project, Austin Baroque Orchestra, Density512, invoke string quartet, Tetractys New Music, Fast Forward Austin, Austin Shakespeare, Alamo City Opera, Inversion Ensemble, Tinsel Singers, Local Opera Local Artists, Austin Cantorum, and many of Austin’s fantastic pianists. She is a founding member of the new music collective Less Than <10 and VAMP, an all-female vocal quintet which champions music by women and living composers.
In addition to performing, Stephens maintains a busy private studio of voice students and is on the voice faculty at Austin Community College. She is the Assistant Director for Operations at the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also received her Master’s and D.M.A. degrees. She has a B.A. from Duke University. Prior to singing, she studied dance from childhood through college, which sparked her love for classical music and taught her how to listen deeply.