LAURA STEBBINS has been a soloist at churches throughout the state of Michigan, has sung with the Jackson Symphony, and is a member of the Lange Choral Ensemble. A Michigan State University graduate with Bachelor degrees in Music and French, and a Masters in Vocal Performance, she currently maintains a private voice studio in her home, and is a certified McClosky Voice Technician.
Laura has appeared in nearly 30 musical theatre and opera productions throughout Michigan. She has appeared in plays and musicals at Lansing Community College, Riverwalk Theater, the Okemos Barn, Lansing Civic Players, Michigan State University, Boarshead Theater, and Bay View in Petoskey, Michigan.
Favorite roles include:
The Real Singer (Thespie award)
A Little Night Music (Charlotte)
La Cage aux Folles (Mme. Dindon)
Just the Two of Us, The Heidi Chronicles (Best Character Actress - Drama)
A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Table Manners (Ruth)
Guys and Dolls, (Sarah)
Anything Goes (Hope)
Victor/Victoria (title role)
Working (Project Manager, Housewife, Receptionist)
Numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, roles in opera workshop, and recitals.
Laura is an adjudicator for Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, Lansing Matinee Musicale Scholarship Auditions, Michigan Music Teachers Association, and Michigan School Vocal Music Association, judging solos and small ensembles for district and state Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Other work includes radio and television commercials, training films, and print ads. She has helped produce and direct musicals in the Okemos Public Schools. She studies voice with Stanley Kolk. Previous teachers include Ethel Armeling, Leona Witter, Gean Greenwell, Janet Alcorn, and Lorna Haywood, with participation in master classes by Gérard Souzay and Samuel Sanders. Laura is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Lansing Matinee Musicale, MSVMA, and a proud member of the McClosky Institute of Voice.