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Dr. Stephanie A. henry

Dr. Stephanie A. Henry  (founder of Thin-Air Productions)

Stephanie Henry is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.  She holds advanced degrees in choral music and conducting from both UCLA and the University of Southern California.  Henry was awarded the prestigious Mimi Alpert Feldman award for most promising graduate student in UCLA's music department (1985).

Her publications include reviews and articles for The Choral Journal and Corrections Today, and her presentations on Arts in Prison have earned her considerable attention.

Prior to Covid-19 Stephanie was the Artistic Director of Leawood Singers, a volunteer women's chorus in Kansas. After working for six years as accompanist/associate conductor for the Lansing Correctional Facility's men's chorus, Stephanie started a women's chorus at the Topeka Correctional Facility in February 2019. She served as Dean for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of AGO from 2017 - 2018, and she continues to do interim church work in the area.

Dr. Henry has taught on the music faculties of UCLA and California State University and for five years she directed the Junior League Women's Chorus in Pasadena.  Active in LA's eclectic musical scene as an opera conductor, big band leader and church musician, Henry founded the annual West LA Community Chorus Festival in 1990.  For thirteen years she directed and toured with the UCLA Campus Choir, travelling to Ireland, The Czech Republic and Carnegie Hall.

In the Kansas City area, Henry has directed musical theatre productions for the Columbian Theater in Wamego, KS, St. Teresa's Academy, and Theatre in the Park.  In 1999 Stephanie founded the Kansas City Women's Chorus; for three years she taught choir and orchestra at Notre Dame de Sion High School and for eight years she was Director of Music at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS.

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