Jennifer Marie Stevens
Classical Singer ~ Visual Artist
Da Vinci Concert Celeberation: UWGB-Weidner Center
I just performed as a Soprano Soloist on behalf of the Club Italo Americano of Green Bay. It was a lovely night, saw former Voice Teachers, friends, fellow singers, and made new friends.
Broadcast: May 5, 2014 8 PM WPT-PBS (Central Time)
"Jennifer Stevens is a member of the Oneida Nation who celebrates her cultural heritage through the arts. As a renowned opera singer, she performs the classics, but also helps keep her culture alive by performing in the Oneida language, engaging in traditional pottery making and painting." WPT-PBS
Wisconsin life Full Episode: May 5, 2014
(17:00 Minutes Jennifer Stevens' Story starts.)
Native American Music Awards:
The documentary, Owe.la': The Music Within Jennifer Stevens was submitted for the NAMMY Awards.
Stevens was featured as a classically trained singer, composer, and visual artist. The documentary was produced by Eileen Littig and Dean Thomas.
Wish us luck!!! Award Ceremony, Niagara Falls, New York: November 2014 TBA
Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America
By Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, and John M. H. Kelly.
I noticed I am in the Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America by Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, and John M. H. Kelly. I am HONORED! It says, “Currently among upcoming singers of indigenous heritage is Jennifer M. Stevens(Wakohsiyo) of Oneida background also creative as a composer, writer, graphic designer, sculptor, photographer, in addition to her musical performing etc…” I need to get the encyclopedia to see what else they wrote! They listed me as Oneida, which I am very proud of; I am also LAKOTA! There are very few Native Americans in the profession of opera historically but the Lakotas/Dakotas are a large percent of them! White Eagle-Tenor, Rosebud-Lakota, Bonnie Jo Hunt-Lyric Soprano, Hunkpapa-Lakota, and Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, -Composer and violinist, Yanton-Dakota. I am very proud of every Native American in the classical music profession, especially opera world. I am honored to be listed amongst my role models and heroes. I can’t tell you what an honor that is. I hope I make them proud. I am ever so grateful… and like I said, honored tenfold.
~Lots of love, Jennifer :)
The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra "Heritage," Concert with Jennifer "Marie" Stevens performed three of her original songs in the Oneida language in tribute and memory of her grandmother Maria Hinton (1910-1913) a noted Oneida linguist, co-author of the first Oneida Dictionary, and teacher. Stevens' first time performing her original works with symphony. She worked for 4 months with arrangers Alaric Coussons and Aaron Zinsmeister. Stevens would like to extend her utmost gratitude for this opportunity-this is a milestone in her life. Stevens performance was a success and she received a standing ovation and an invitation to perform in Chicago.
Our Concert Review by Warren Gerds:
Jennifer Stevens, Soprano and Composer
Photos by James Kelly
Ol^.na'(A Song/A Prayer): A Song of Gratitude
I was performing at the Miles of Art event at the College of Menominee, Kashena, Wisconsin with Wade Fernandez, Native American Flute and myself singing my song Ol^.na'(A Song/A Prayer): A Song of Gratitude.
An Evening of Neapolitan Songs...
Jennifer Stevens will be singing three of her favorites; Torna a Surriento, by Ernesto De Curtis, I Te Vurria Vasa, by Eduardo Di Capua, and Caruso, by Lucio Dalla with pianist Marlene Feira. October 22, 2013. More Info: TBA
Documentary Produced by Eileen Littig
Wisconsin Public Television Broadcasts:
Wednesday, February 27 9:30 pm on The Wisconsin Channel
Thursday, February 28 12:30 am on The Wisconsin Channel
Thursday, February 28 4:30 am on The Wisconsin Channel
Sunday, March 3 12:00 pm on The Wisconsin Channel
The Award Luncheon is March 16, 2013
I finally have a video on Youtube!!! :) A vocal demo.
Dear Oneida community, family, friends, and performers,
I have the Wisconsin Public TV Broadcast dates for the documentary I am being featured in as an artist, singer, and composer; Owe.la': The Music Within Jennifer Stevens is produced by Eileen Littig and Dean Thomas, NEWIST/CESA 7/WPT. :)
Lots of love, Jennifer <3
See More Info Here!!
Jennifer Stevens sang as a soloist and was an awards presenter for this years Music Awards and performed her first two concerts in Milwaukee on the Miller stage with pianist, tenor, composer, author, and opera director, Dr. William Lavonis.
Jennifer Stevens, soprano soloist and presenter: Music Awards
Photo by Marco Frucht
Jennifer Stevens, Soprano 1st concert in Milwaukee, WI: Miller Stage
Photos by James Kelly
Jennifer Stevens, Soprano on the Miller Stage.
Jennifer Stevens and Dr. William Lavonis
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