Page Stephens, mezzo soprano; Chuck Dillard, piano; and chamber ensemble: "The White Album"
Works include Poulenc: "Banalités," Ravel: "Don Quichotte à Dulcinée," John Musto: "Shadow of the Blues," and the local premiere of Mark Kilstofte's song cycle, "The White Album," conducted by the composer. Page Stephens graduated from Duke in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. While at Duke, she studied voice with Prof. Susan Dunn and participated in Duke Opera Workshop. She has premiered 17 new works since 2015 by composers including Dan Welcher, Dana Lyn, Adrienne Inglis, Russell Podgorsek, Alex Heppelmann, Joshua Shank, Keenan Boswell, Steven Serpa, Nicholas Perry Clark, Akshaya Avril Tucker, Robbie LaBanca and Adeliia Faizullina. She gave the premiere performances of Mark Kilstofte's "The White Album" in New York with Copland House, in Austin with the UT New Music Ensemble, and in the Pacific Northwest with pianist Chuck Dillard. Chuck Dillard is Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at Portland State University. He has served on faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, Furman University, Opera Viva! in Verona, Spotlight on Opera, and the Astoria Vocal Apprentice Artist Program.