Stephanie Henkle, Soprano, is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Indiana University, where she studied with renowned Metropolitan Opera star, Margaret Harshaw. She completed her doctoral coursework at The Ohio State University.
Ms. Henkle has won numerous awards and competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions, First Place in the Cooper-Bing Competition, the NATSAA State Artist Award and the Eleanor Steber Foundation Award. Awarded the Theodore Presser Prize for 4 years, she also received the Margaret Speaks Scholarship at The Ohio State University and performed Wagner’s Liebestod with the OSU Symphony, as winner of the Doctoral Concerto Competition. Opera roles include Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Magda (The Consul), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Dido (Dido and Aeneus) and Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music), among others. As soloist at Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, with the National Symphony, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and concert halls throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, she has performed under Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Robert Page, Helmuth Rilling and Antal Dorati. Summer programs include American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Tanglewood Festival, Chautauqua Institute and the Eastman School of Music Vocal Jazz Symposium.
In addition to performing as an oratorio soloist, recitalist and jazz singer, Ms. Henkle presents her cabaret, A Salute to the Divas of Broadway, in a variety of venues.
Recently retired from college teaching, where she taught classes including Lyric Diction, Applied and Class Voice, she has held adjunct positions at Denison, Otterbein, Capital and Cedarville Universities, the University of Findlay and Kenyon College, where she served as Coordinator of Vocal Studies. She owns and operates Henkle Voice and Piano Studio in Westerville, Ohio. Many of her current and former students are enjoying careers as professional Classical and Musical Theatre performers, as well as successful Music Educators.
Ms. Henkle is honored to have served as President and District Governor of the Ohio Chapter of NATS.