Ukrainian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Stephania Romaniuk has sung professionally with opera companies, as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles, and in concert in North America and Europe. Locally, she has sung with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, Mercury Opera, the former Cowtown Opera Company, and in concert with Calgary Opera’s Opera in the Village, among others. Stephania has been awarded the highest honour, the "Rose Bowl", in the Calgary Performing Arts Festival, was a semi-finalist for the NATSAA competition, and was the Grand Prix winner of the First International Competition of Ukrainian Retro Music, held in L'viv, Ukraine.
In her current position as a teaching artist for Calgary Opera, she has worked with organizations including the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre, Link-Ages, Alberta Health Services, and the Calgary Board of Education to lead opera discovery programs and transformative community arts projects. She has also developed innovative curriculum as a Calgary Board of Education Resident Artist and teaching artist for “What Is Opera, Anyway?”
In 2020, she completed her M.A. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music where she received the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program Certificate and was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize for group voice instruction. A passionate advocate for music education research, she has co-presented at the College Music Society national conference in Rochester, NY, and her research has been published in the Eastman Journal, Eastman Notes, the Eastman Case Studies, and the Journal for Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education (forthcoming). https://www.stephaniaromaniuk.com/