Institute for Women Conductors

Stephanie Rhodes


Stephanie Rhodes is a renowned opera collaborator, having served on the music staff of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera and Wolf Trap Opera, amongst others. She has garnered experience as a conductor, assistant conductor, prompter, chorus master, rehearsal pianist, orchestral keyboardist and diction coach. This summer she joins the Miami Summer Music Festival as the Studio Program Director and conductor of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, additionally participating as a fellow in the festival’s Orchestral Conducting Institute. As a Fulbright award recipient, Ms. Rhodes spent the 2012/13 season in Moscow specializing in Russian repertoire and pronunciation for non-native singers. She was recently commissioned by The Dallas Opera to transliterate Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and is currently working on a book to standardize Russian diction for singers. An alum of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and San Francisco’s Merola Opera program, she holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Utah State University in Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance.

2015 Participants


Jennifer Condon


Jessica Gethin


Natalie Murray Beale


Stephanie Rhodes


Anna Skryleva


Lidiya Yankovskaya



Arianne Abela


Luçik Aprahämian


Avlana Eisenberg


Co Boi Nguyen


2015 IWC Concert Performance Selections

Torna ai felici di , Le Villi   - G. Puccini  

Entr'act to Act III , Carmen   - G. Bizet  

Sul suo capo aggravi un Dio , Anna Bolena   - G. Donizetti