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 his gospel group and made appearances on the the Television Network, B.E.T. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a B.A. in Music-Emphasis Jazz Studies. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he has worked as a music director for various theatre productions. His Theatre Music Director credits include: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (music director and acting in the role of ‘Jimmy Powers’), Salvage (Nominated for Music Direction by the Los Angeles Dram Critics Circle), The Wiz, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Sarafina (Nominated for Best Music Director, NAACP Theatre Awards), Recorded in Hollywood (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, Denise Dowse, Dorien Wilson, Terry Vaughn, Carl Payne II, Michole Briana White, Michael Beach, Karole Foreman and others. As an educator, 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. After many years of teaching, directing, arranging, composing and producing music for various shows and artists, Stephan is now focused on his career as a solo recording artist and actor. A prolific writer, with a powerful singing voice, he is excited to share his original songs with audiences around the world. His heart is to spread love, joy and inspiration to all. His life’s motto is ‘All things are possible when you believe’. With wife, Monica by his side and his faith, Stephan continues to dream and to impact lives. Go to stephanterry.com or IG: @songsofstephan for more.