Stella Markou

Award winning soprano Stella Markou has appeared as a featured soloist for numerous performing venues. Versed in the realm of oratorio, opera and recital work she has performed as a guest artist with the Union Avenue Opera, the Masterworks Chorale, the Dance New Amsterdam Company, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Ambassadors of Harmony as well as the Arianna String Quartet.

Her stage performances include Off-Broadway as well as roles performed from The Queen of Spades, Die Zauberflöte, The Turn of the Screw, The Mikado, The Telephone, La Canterina and Histoire du Soldat. Recently she opened an international Maria Callas exhibit for the Hellenic Parliament Foundation and the Consulate General of Greece.

Her festival work includes the Heidelberg New Music Festival, International Computer Music Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, and SEAMUS. A passionate performer of contemporary music, Dr. Markou holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from The University of Arizona.

Her work can be found on the SEAMUS and MSR record labels. Since 2007, Dr. Markou has been the Director of Vocal Studies at the University of Missouri St. Louis, where she teaches voice and directs their Opera Theatre productions.