Studio LIS Voice is led by our founder and principal teaching artist, soprano Elisabeth Stevens. "Lis," as she is known by colleagues and students, was inspired to create Studio LIS through her personal mission of supporting artists to live full abundant lives - on and off stage. With a masters degree in vocal performance and pedagogy, and a career that spans the globe including venues such as the Philadelphia Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Opera, and more, Lis truly understands the voice and the intricacies of building a career as a singing artist. Elisabeth Stevens is the author of Perfect Practice: A Journal for Singers, currently available on Amazon.com.
In addition to Lis herself, our program faculty always features top industry leaders who bring real-world perspective in the form of masterclasses, management consultations, coaching, and more. We carefully curate the faculty to make sure that everyone gets the most possible benefit from our curriculum. We have already confirmed artist managers Aaron Sanko (Uzan International Artists) and Ana de Archuleta (ADA Artist Management) to this season’s faculty roster.
Previous faculty have included:
Ana de Archuleta (CEO, ADA Artist Management)
Daniel Beckwith (Conductor, Coach)
Israel Gursky (Conductor, Coach Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Theater Bremen, Theater Regensberg)
Sandra Hormozi (Artist Manager, Encompass Arts)
Sean Kelly (Head of Music, Opera Omaha)
Stefanos Koroneos (Artistic Director, Teatro Grattacielo, Camerata Bardi)
Tony Manoli (Conductor, Coach)
Jose Melendez (Coach, Accompanist, Academy of Vocal Arts)
Kenneth Overton (Baritone, Co-Founder, Opera Noire)
JJ Penna (The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Yale University)
Aaron Sanko (Artist Manager, UIA Talent)
Karen Slack (Soprano, Artistic Advisor, Portland Opera, Banff Centre)
Darryl Taylor (Founder, African-American Art Song Alliance)