Amy Joy Stephens
"Her well-trained soprano voice was strong and beautiful" - The Examiner
American soprano, Amy Joy Stephens, is known for a soprano voice that is both “strong and beautiful,” and has been noted as an exciting and dynamic artist to follow.
Ms. Stephens is a frequent performer and recitalist located in Southern California. She has been seen singing in various roles, including: Norina in Don Pasquale, Madame Goldentrill in Mozart's The Impresario, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Nella in Gianni SchicchiLa Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Cinderella in Massenet's Cendrillon, and Rapunzel in Into the Woods. No stranger to the concert stage, Ms. Stephens is is a three-time soloist with The Los Angeles Bach Festival and has performed Bach's Magnificat, Johannes-Passion, and Mass in b minor with the Festival Orchestra and Choir. She has also been seen as the soprano soloist for such major works as the Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Duruflé's Requiem, and Vivaldi's Gloria. Also an active and passionate recitalist, Ms. Stephens is a founding member of The Sparrow Initiative and was a featured performer in their recent benefit concert, A Woman's Voice, and their annual Christmas Concert.
Ms. Stephens has been named a winner in various competitions throughout the United States. She has been named a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she advanced to the Western Regional Finals and received an Honorable Mention Award. Other notable achievements include: Winner in the Three Arts Vocal Competition in Cincinnati, OH, First Place in the California Women's Chorus Vocal Scholarship Competition, First place in the Opera 100 Vocal competition, the Audience Favorite award in the Classical Singer's Association Vocal Competition, Recipient of an Opera Buffs Performance Scholarship, 2nd place winner in the American Educators of Italian Origin United (AEIOU) Voice Competition, and Recipient of the Leni Fé Bland Vocal Scholarship.
Ms. Stephens graduated with her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she was a Graduate Instructor for the Voice Department and received her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Ms. Stephens has served on the voice faculty at The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She currently teaches on the voice faculty at The Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA and teaches private lessons through her music business, Stephens Music.