Stephanie Heidemann, Soprano and Founder and Director, Authentic Voicework Institute
Styles: Early music / New Age / World
Stephanie Heidemann is a professional singer, and was a Licensed Massage Therapist for 12 years. She integrates healing arts together in her unique modality, Authentic Voicework. Stephanie has a B.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from Indiana University (1999); was mentored by Developmental Movement Analyst Fanchon Shur, and later studied classical voice technique with NY Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Brenda Boozer. She toured nationally with world music/folk a Capella quartet “VIDA” (1994-2001) managed by NY’s IMG-Artists. VIDA scaled universities, music festival circuits, to being on the cover of Billboard Magazine. She explored improvisational singing extensively with rhythm theorist/percussionist, Julian Douglas; and later compiled many recordings together (Your Voice Through Mine, Talafawa) including film soundtrack works with filmmaker David Gittens. Her CD, “The Cantiga Project” was highlighted on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”, and tracks were included in the Sounds True, Inc. CD “Songs of Mary“. In 2011, Stephanie was awarded the Ringling Towers Award for Performing Arts, and Artist in Residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat (2013-2017). She has presented workshops on Authentic Voicework in many places, including the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference in Lima, Peru (2012), and will be presenting at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC in 2017. Stephanie currently resides in Sarasota, FL and performs with her band, The Resonance Project. Listen to her music at StephanieHeidemann.com.