Pamela Stein



Pamela Stein, a native of northern New Jersey, recently completed her Master's degree in vocal performance at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. There, she is a student of world-renowned new music performer Phyllis Bryn-Julson. Ms. Stein also recently made her European debut singing the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica with Operafestival di Roma. At Peabody, Pamela premiered the role of Grace in Jenny Beck's one-act opera Salvation Bound in the Spring of 2006, and performed the role of Sophie in scenes from Nicholas Maw's 2002 opera Sophie's Choice in the Spring of 2007, as well as performing in Peabody Opera Theater's production of Verdi's Falstaff in the fall of 2005. She also performed Stockhausen's Tierkreis with the critically acclaimed Peabody Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Jonathan Haas, and took part in a performance of Georges Aperghis' Recitations and Terry Riley's In C with the Peabody Camarata Orchestra. As part of the New Chamber Music program at Peabody, Ms. Stein premiered the work And I Will Crowd Your Heart With Flowers for soprano and chamber orchestra by composer Kevin Clark. Most recently, Ms. Stein premiered a work by New York composer Lauren Buchter as part of the VIM Tribeca new chamber music series at Gallerie Icosahedron in NYC, and performed in Isang Yun's work "Memory" for three voices and percussion with the Left Bank Concert Society at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, MD.

Before coming to Peabody, Ms. Stein spent three seasons singing with the New Jersey State Opera chorus, performing in their productions of Carmen, Aida, and Macbeth, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ under the direction of Maestro Alfredo Silipigni. Ms. Stein also performed opera scenes with Peabody Opera Workshop, Westminster Opera Workshop, and Crittenden Opera Workshop in Boston, MA.

After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music preparatory division, Ms. Stein completed her Bachelors degree through an exchange agreement program between Westminster Choir College and Princeton University. At Westminster, she studied with former Metropolitan Opera soprano Sharon Sweet. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Ms. Stein performed in Beethoven's 9th symphony with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer Hall, and in a program of Dvorak with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She also took part in the NYC premier performance of Rene Clausen's Hellas: In the Name of Freedom, at Carnegie Hall. Recently, as a member of the Peabody Singers, she performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in John Adams' work On The Transmigration of Souls, which was written as a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

As a composer, Ms. Stein has received the Ruth and Raymond Young award for new music composition, and has premiered several of her original works in Princeton, NJ. Her composition teachers have included Judah Adashi and Stefan Young. An advocate of the creation and performance of new music, Ms. Stein has been active in the performance of both new student compositions and works by contemporary composers. Upon graduating from Peabody, Ms. Stein was awarded The Phyllis Bryn-Julson Prize for Commitment to and Performance of 20th/21st Century Music as well as a generous grant from the Peabody Career Development Fund. Now a resident of the NY metro area, Ms. Stein continues her work as a performer of both contemporary music and works from the traditional classical vocal repertoire.

In July of 2007, Ms. Stein traveled to Los Angeles, California to take part in Ann Baltz's critically acclaimed intensive training program, OperaWorks, and performed in a newly created improvisatory opera, My Other, My Selves. In August, Pamela made her debut with the Baroque Orchestra of North Jersey as Coridon in Handel's Acis and Galatea as part of their 2007 Summer Festival of Baroque Music. Upcoming performances include a recital of contemporary music with the VIM Tribeca contemporary music concert series at Gallerie Icosahedron in NYC in the spring of 2008, which will include a premier of a new work by composer Lukas Ligeti.