Sean Stephenson holds the M.M. in Vocal Performance from The University of Missouri at Kansas City. During his time at Millikin University in Decatur, IL he performed for three years with the internationally renowned University Choir, touring across the United States and throughout east Asia. Sean also performed with the early music ensemble Tudor Voices and was involved in numerous opera productions until he ultimately received his B.M. in Vocal Performance, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
In demand as a chorister, Sean has populated ensembles across the Midwest and northern Colorado. Notable appearances include Résonance, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Ars Cantus, Seicento Baroque Ensemble, The Ursa Consort, Colorado Masterworks Chorus, Opera Fort Collins and Opera Omaha. Recent solo performances include the title role of Jephte with Collegium Vocale of UMKC, Number 4 in Transformations with Kansas City Civic Opera, Prince Hal in At the Boar’s Head with UNC Opera Theatre, Tony in an English translation of Daughter of the Regiment with Opera Fort Collins and Phoebus in The Fairy Queen with UNC Opera Theatre.
Upcoming performances include chorus and the cover for Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, and chorus and the cover for Ramiro in Rossini’s Cenerentola, both with Opera Fort Collins. Sean is currently pursuing a Doctor of Arts in Voice Performance at the University of Northern Colorado, serving as Teaching Assistant in the voice area.
He joins BCI for the first time on the Sonoma faculty.