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Stephanie Brewer joined the Phoenix Chorale this fall with “BRAHMS Requiem” being her first concert. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from Northern Arizona University. Read below for a Q&A with Stephanie!
When did you decide that you wanted to start singing professionally and why?
I’ve always wanted to sing professionally since I was a tiny human. Both of my parents sing, so I came out of the womb singing in tune!
What singing accomplishment are you most proud of?
I pride myself in singing many musical styles and genres. I am most proud of traveling to Europe on tour with a choir and then coming back to the U.S. and singing back-ups for Michael Bublé when he was on tour in Phoenix.
How is singing important in your life?
Singing can bring people together like nothing else. It’s a beautiful experience. I bring my joy of singing to my students and my children. Because of singing and music, I have been able to travel around the world and expand my horizons.
What is most exciting to you about joining the Phoenix Chorale?
I am very pleased to join this group of amazing musicians. I have always wanted to sing with the Chorale since I performed with them when I was singing in the Phoenix Girl’s Chorus. I was 12 years old.
If you were stranded on an island and could only have three albums to listen to, what would they be and why?
Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong duets – some of the best jazz singing around, Best of Sheryl Crow – hits all of the emotions with fun folky rocky raw-ness, and a Mozart CD to sooth the soul.
What musician inspires you?
If I could combine Julie Andrews, Cecialia Bartoli, Maria Callas, and Kathleen Battle into one person, that’s who I would choose.
What was your first concert?
Concert: Eddie Money
What is your pre-performance routine, if any?
I drink lots of water, sing sirens and hum backstage.
What is your spirit animal and why?
What is the strangest or most random talent you have?
I am an abstract artist. Using any mediums available.