Stewart Cramer, tenor, is a native of Indiana. Mr. Cramer earned his
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana University and his
Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. Starting Fall 2013, he will be pursuing his Doctorate in Voice at the University of Northern Colorado.
He has performed with organizations such as San Diego Opera, the
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana University Opera Theater,
the Zwei Groschen Oper in Germany, the UNLV Opera Theater, and the
Indianapolis Opera. His roles include Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi,
Samuel in Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (Las Vegas Premiere), Oronte
in Alcina, Dr. Cajus in Falstaff, Spoletta in Tosca, tenor soloist in
Bernstein's Mass, Dickon in Secret Garden, The Wiz in The Wiz, and the
Angel City Four tenor in City of Angels. He has also appeared as a tenor
soloist with both the AIMS orchestra in Graz, Austria and the UNLV
Orchestra performance of Handel's Messiah, in Young Artist Concerts with
Opera Las Vegas, with small ensembles throughout Southern California,
and a finalist in the Elgin Opera Competition. He has sung under the
baton of such conductors as Richard Bonynge, Edoardo Mueller, Christof
Perick, and Raymond Leppard. His current and former teachers/coaches
include: Michael Sylvester, Dr. Alfonse Anderson, Dr. Carol Kimball, Christine Seitz, Laurinda Nikkel, Michael Belnap, and Wei-Zhi Weng.
In addition to performing, Mr. Cramer produced and directed his first
opera, Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters by Ned Rorem, at UNLV in 2008.
He is currently teaching on the Community Music Center voice faculty at the
University of Indianapolis as well as Music Appreciation at Ivy Tech Community College. He is also a member of the National Association
for Teachers of Singing (NATS).