Amy Stuemky, Soprano
Bel Canto Global Arts Business Manager
Ms. Stuemky graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Business, with a specialization in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Spanish. She has worked in the Technology arena for over 20 years in various capacities, including being a computer programmer and Database Administrator, and she has given numerous business presentations at conferences around the US in this field. She and her husband, Mark Stuemky, also have started and run a successful computer consulting firm for the last 10 years, High Plains Technologies.
While striving to become a successful businesswoman, Ms. Stuemky also began to pursue her first love, singing, by studying voice privately with many well-known regional and international teachers. Although she sings Lyric Soprano repertoire, because of her wide vocal range and the suitability to her character, Ms. Stuemky has also sung a wide variety of Mezzo-Soprano roles, leaving her classified as a true zwischenfach. She has played the roles of Miss Todd (Old Maid and the Thief), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mme. Pompous (Too Many Sopranos), and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) with Opera Theatre of the Rockies (OTR) main stage productions and OTR's Vocal Arts Symposium; she performed Mrs. Gross from Turn of the Screw with the Colorado Benjamin Britten Society; and she performed Annina (La Traviata) and Mary (Der Fliegende Holländer) with Opera Fort Collins. Because there is a multitude of talented singers in the state of Colorado and only a few venues to sing in, she recently started the Passaggio Opera Company to give the state's brilliant artists a place to build their resumes, hone their craft, and perform their favorite operas. She played the role of Miss Todd in The Old Maid and the Thief, and Mme. Pompous in Too Many Sopranos for Passaggio's inaugural performances in May 2004, and was solely the General Director/Producer for their second season in March 2005. Unfortunately, Passaggio had to be discontinued at that point so she could devote her time to BCGA.
Ms. Stuemky has various other skills that are assisting her with her job at Bel Canto Global Arts: she has written a book and does free-lance editing; she develops websites; and she has been the Business Manager for several other companies, including a martial arts company and a chiropractor. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world; she spent 3 months in Japan teaching conversational English, and has studied Italian, German and French; and she wishes to continue her work on those languages until she is fluent in all of them (perhaps someday before she dies).
Ms. Stuemky is very excited to continue the merging of her talents by assuming the role of Business Manager for Bel Canto Global Arts. By doing so, she hopes to continue her passion of not only promoting the art of music, but also to help others succeed in the business of being an artist.