Stephen Powell Masterclass

A  Master Class with Stephen Powell with the 2021 GPNATS Student Auditions Winners!

February 13th, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm:   $5 for NATS members $10 for non-NATS members

Two-time GRAMMY nominee Stephen Powell enters his fourth decade as a leading baritone with opera companies and orchestras around the globe. With USA performances in San Diego, Detroit, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Cleveland, Nashville, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Miami, as well as international credits in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Wexford, Ireland; Amsterdam, Paris, Singapore, Zurich, London, Hong Kong, Montreal, Toronto, Rome, and Leipzig, Mr. Powell maintains a busy performance schedule.

He has been a member of the voice faculty at Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City for the past seven years, and teaches privately from his home. He is also in demand for Master Classes on college campuses and for young artist programs, and as an adjudicator for voice competitions. Recent recording projects include Jonathan Leshnoff: Third Symphony; Piano Concerto (Naxos). His debut solo album American Composers At Play (Acis) was nominated for the 2021 GRAMMY Awards in the Classical Solo Vocal category. Mr. Powell was also nominated in the Best Opera Recording category for Odyssey Opera’s world premiere recording of Norman Dello Joio’s The Trial at Rouen (BMOPsound). His second solo album Why Do The Nations was released September 28th, 2021.

Mr. Powell earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition (piano emphasis) from Northwestern University, his Master of Music and Certificate in Performance from DePaul University, both in Vocal Performance, and spent two years as a young artist in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s apprentice program. He is a member of NATS, AFTRA, AGMA and The Recording Academy.

Mr. Powell was born and raised in West Chester, PA, and currently resides near his hometown  in beautiful Chester County with his wife, soprano and voice teacher Barbara Shirvis, and their two sons, Benjamin and Zachary, both of whom are pursuing careers as singers and jazz musicians.





Calvary Lutheran Church
730 S New St West Chester, PA 19382
United States