Assistant professor of Choral Music Jen Stephenson

Education

  • DMA, Vocal Performance, The University of Alabama
  • MM, Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, University of South Florida
  • BA, Music (Vocal Performance and Music History emphasis), Westfield State University
  • BA, Communication and Spanish, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor of Choral Music, Tabor College (current)
  • Director of Music, Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Applied Voice and Aural Skills, The University of Alabama
  • Voice and Piano Instructor, Excel Music School, Tampa, Fla.

Recognition & Awards

  • National Opera Association 2015 Stage Directing Intern Award Recipient
  • Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honor Society), Eta Lambda Chapter, inducted 2009
  • Graduate Assistantships at The University of Alabama and University of South Florida

Courses Taught

  • Applied Voice
  • Concerto Bella Voce
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Aural Skills I (The University of Alabama)
  • Aural Skills II (The University of Alabama)

Presentations

  • Stephenson, J. (2015, May). “Putting it all together: Win the job with your audition!”  Druid City Opera Workshop [directing intern].
  • Stephenson, J. (2014, May). “Social Media for the Young Artist.” Classical Singer Convention.
  • Stephenson, J. (2013, October).  “Understanding Fach: A Guide.” University of Alabama Opera Workshop [guest lecturer].

Service

  • Volunteer Instructor, Osher Life-long Learning Institute, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Guest Adjudicator for various vocal competitions:

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, ALANATS region, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015)
  • Classical Singer Vocal Competition, Second Round, San Antonio, Texas (2014)
  • Classical Singer Vocal Competition, National level online round (2014)
  • Shelton State Community College Voice Juries, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2013)
  • Classical Singer High School Vocal Competition, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2013)