Stephanie Shepson is a mezzo-soprano, pianist and vocal music educator in Southern California. She began her music training with the piano and completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (2005). Following her studies, she worked as a middle and high school choral music educator in Texas. Continually drawn to the unique, expressive quality of the voice, she returned for a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Redlands (2019), studying with Patricia Gee. With an affinity for languages, she enjoys bringing to life lesser-performed works such as Swedish song cycles by Jean Sibelius and works by Estonian composers.
Shepson’s versatility for performance is evident in recent duet and solo appearances on Pacific Chorale chamber concerts, a European tour with the Pacific Chorale, and the role of Idamante in Mozart’s opera Idomeneo. Additionally, she has worked as staff accompanist for the University of Redlands Youth Choir and performed with the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale.
Shepson is currently a staff singer with the Pacific Chorale. When not rehearsing or performing, she tends to a growing voice studio in Redlands and serves as a pianist and vocalist at Emmaus Church in Redlands, CA.