Affiliated Artist / Voice
L. Grace St. Pierre is Director of the Springfield Regional Opera Young and Studio Artist Apprentice Program, and also teaches Adjunct Voice at Missouri State University and is Director of Music Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield. Grace has served on the music faculty of several universities, including University of North Dakota, Indiana University Southeast, Augustana College, and Fort Hays State University, where she taught Voice and was either Director or Associate Director of Choral Activities/Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and taught numerous classes in Choral Music Education, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. She founded and directed the Indiana University Southeast Opera Workshop Theater and has directed Opera Workshop at the University of North Dakota and Fort Hays State University. As a conductor she has directed internationally in Brazil. As a mezzo soprano, she has performed with national opera companies, including the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Washington Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera. Her career has brought her performances as a soloist nationally at the Kennedy Center, the White House, Washington Oratorio Society, and with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She performed as a former member and soloist of the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants, Washington, D.C. and has sung, studied and coached internationally under such notable conductors as Eduardo Mueller, Craig Jessop, Leonard Slatkin, Sarah Caldwell, Margaret Hillis, and Christopher Hogwood. She holds memberships in the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
B.M./B.M.Ed., Music Education and Voice Performance-University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.M., Voice Performance-University of Wisconsin-Madison
D.M.A., Choral Conducting from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music