Dr. Stephanie Adrian lives in Atlanta, GA and serves on the music faculties of Emory University and Kennesaw State University. She teaches private voice lessons for undergraduate and graduate music majors at Emory and diction courses. As a guest clinician, Dr. Adrian teaches master classes for the Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute and enjoys giving pre-opera lectures for Atlanta Opera main stage productions.
Adrian holds degrees from The Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Tulsa. Before arriving at Emory, she taught at The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and Kenyon College. In 2003 Adrian was selected by the National Association of Teachers of Singing to participate in its prestigious summer internship program.
Dr. Adrian is a correspondent for Opera News and www.artsATL.com and has written articles and reviews about music and the art of singing for Classical Singer, Journal of Singing (“An Introduction to the Songs of André Previn with Lyrics by Toni Morrison”, “The Impact of Pregnancy on the Singing Voice”) , Opera News, and Atlanta magazine. In January 2013 Adrian’s research was featured in the Washington Post within Katherine Boyle’s article, “Pregnant artists continue to perform with precision.”
A former Young Artist at Opera North, Adrian’s operatic repertoire spans contemporary heroines including Susannah (Floyd), Abigail (Ward), and Rosina (Corigliano), as well as those in light opera such as Hannah (Léhar), Mabel, and Aline (Gilbert & Sullivan). Her concert work includes Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart’s Requiem, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
In addition to her teaching and writing, Adrian sings professionally throughout Atlanta – as a staff soloist at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhead, at the Cathedral of Christ the King, and with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Upcoming concerts include an engagement in May of 2017 singing Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Op. 52 alongside her Emory colleagues at the Carlos Museum.