Stephen was showcased in his senior year at New England Conservatory aiding in weekly vocal studio classes in which he helped prepare students for recitals, auditions, and competitions. After completing course and fieldwork in choral conduction and advanced vocal pedagogy for the Music in Education concentration, Stephen gained experience leading both small ensemble and private studio instruction. In addition, he worked at the Wang YMCA’s Music LAUNCH! program where he constructed and taught weekly classes in early childhood music education fundamentals including sight-singing, ear training, solfege, and music theory.
Specializing in bel canto and musical theatre, Stephen believes in a healthy, sustainable vocal technique founded in breath and full-body awareness in order to lay the foundation for a diverse range of musical endeavors. An avid performer, Stephen believes in a strong vocal foundation to support honest, organic dramatic intent that serves and honors the text.
While at New England Conservatory, opera scene credits included Papageno (Die Zauberflote), Gugliemo (Cosi fan tutte), while fully staged credits included Candide, Die Fledermaus (Dr. Falke-cover), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). Outside of NEC, Stephen was cast in the chamber ensemble of Nextdoor Center of the Arts’ production of Sweeney Todd. Most recently, Stephen could be seen starring in Theater Company of Saugus’ DASH Award nominated production of [title of show] (Jeff). Other theater credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Merrily We Roll Along (Franklin Sheppard), The History Boys (Posner), and The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus).
In 2011, Stephen placed 2nd in the Boston regional NATS singing competition that earned him a scholarship to study with the Frost School of Music in Salzburg, Austria that summer. He has studied under the tutelage of Carole Haber and Wendy Shattuck (Chair of Voice) at New England Conservatory.