Monica Stephenson is a composer, performer, and teacher based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Duquesne University School of Music with a major in Vocal Performance and a minor in Piano, she has performed all over the country in regional and national tours as well as in Europe.
She accepts students in voice (all levels), piano (beginner through intermediate) and beginning guitar. Monica’s students range from those looking to enjoy music as a hobby to young professionals who have gone on to study music or theater at esteemed universities such as Duquesne, University of the Arts and Carnegie Mellon.
As a performer Monica has worked with TheatreworksUSA, 1812 Productions, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The Wilma Theater, City Theatre, The Pittsburgh Opera Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., Prime Stage Theater and New York Theater Workshop.
Her composing credits include: My Traveling Song, Hiawatha Project; Twelfth Night, Prime Stage Theater; The Carols,1812 Productions; Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues; as well as a musical adaptation of This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer. She is currently working on Tyndale Place, a brand new musical set to open in Philadelphia in April of 2020.
As a teaching artist, Monica has led a variety of classes and workshops in theater arts, singing and songwriting for organizations such as Children’s Aide Society NYC, Why Not Prosper, TheatriQ, Hope Academy, LaRoche College, CLO and The Center for Theater Arts.
Although she still performs regularly as member of The Harvey Wallbangers sketch comedy group and in music venues throughout Pittsburgh, she likes to spend most of her time with her friends and family, her 6 year-old son, Samuel; her partner, Rachel and their very nosey dog, Penny.