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Stella Markou

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies
Director, Opera Theatre


A passionate promoter of new music, Stella Markou has been a featured soloist for the International Computer Music Conference, Heidelberg New Music Festival, SEAMUS Festival, Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, and with the Dance New Amsterdam Company, among others. She placed first in both the Doctorate Division of NATS and the Arizona Opera Guild Competition. She is the 2005 recipient of the Arizona Community Foundation/Piper Enrichment Grant. Her work can be found on the SEAMUS record label.

Ms. Markou is a frequent recitalist and lecturer, most recently giving a rare performance of Alberto Ginastera's Cantata para América Mágica as part of the University of Nevada Las Vegas' Guest Artist Series. She has also performed in Master Classes with Shirley Emmons, Cynthia Munzer, Warren Jones, and Bo Skovhus.

Ms. Markou previously held faculty appointments at Pima Community College and the Music Academy of Tucson. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music and completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Arizona.

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