After many years of working as a singer, musician, producer, arranger and music director for different studios, stage plays, productions, concerts and artists, Stephan is now excited to share his gift with the entire world. His debut album, coming in 2021, will feature all original songs with an eclectic blend of various music styles and genres. A highly skilled singer/song-writer, producer, and performer, with an insatiable appetite for music and live audiences, he desires to spread love, joy and inspiration to all. He will release his first singles in fall of 2020.
A native of Washington, D.C., Stephan Terry received his early training as a child, singing in church choirs and playing classical piano. As a teen he started writing original songs with a gospel group and made appearances on B.E.T. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a B.A. in Music-Emphasis Jazz Studies.
A dynamic singer, known for entertaining crowds, Stephan completed a 5 month run of the show, Shake Rattle and Roll - a 50's Music Revue, at the world famous Eldorado Showroom in Reno, Nevada. For over 120 shows he electrified audiences with his amazing voice and captivating performances, as he sang classics by Chuck Berry, Elvis, Fat's Domino, The Platters, Ritchie Valens, the Righteous Brothers and more. He made an appearance on ABC's General Hospital, supporting soul singer Indie Arie on keys. He recently served as the music director and performed, leading the house band for the 2019 NAACP Theatre awards held in Los Angeles.
Stephan's Theatre Music Director credits include the following: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Awarded Best Music Direction 2020 - 31st Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and co-starred in the role of ‘Jimmy Powers' alongside Karole Foreman as Billie Holiday), Salvage (2020 Awarded Best Music Direction by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle), West Side Story, The Wiz, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical, and Sarafina (Nominated for Best Music Director, NAACP Theatre Awards), Recorded in Hollywood (Awarded Best Music Director, NAACP Theatre Awards), and South of Where We Live. He also served as music director for South of Where We Live and Bonita and Billie-The Life and Struggles of Billie Holiday, which were both featured at the National Black Theatre Festival. In theatre he has worked with some amazing actors—the late Tommy Ford, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Wren Brown, Michael Beach, Dorien Wilson, Denise Dowse, Terry Vaughn, Carl Payne II, Michole Briana White, and others.
As an educator, with a heart for uplifting youth, Stephan has taught music at schools and churches throughout Los Angeles, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He currently serves as music director/vocal instructor for Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC), a performing arts school for youth in L.A. His life’s motto is ‘All things are possible when you believe’. With wife, Monica, by his side, Stephan continues to dream and to impact lives. For more, go to stephanterry.com or Instagram: @songsofstephan