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Stevie Greenwell is a musician, educator, and mentor working around the bay area. She works to connect people to their voice both musically and emotionally. Stevie believes everyone has the right to sing and that the voice can be a tool of reflection and expression to help us learn who we are and what we want to express to the world. She works with people one-on-one in intuitive voice work, in workshops, and leading song circles. Stevie performs with the Thrive Choir, Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate and various artists throughout the bay. Her songs are rooted in connection to each other, our ancestors and the earth.
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She is the founder and director of the Thrive Community Choir, and is the artistic director for the Diablo Women’s Chorale. Stevie facilitates choir retreats to help groups connect to each other, improve communication, and grow musically. Stevie facilitates choir retreats to help groups connect to each other, improve communication, and grow musically. She works with and clinics other choirs around the bay. During the summers, she is part of the senior voice faculty at the Marin-based singing camp, “Own the Mic”, and is faculty at Stanford Jazz Camp.
Stevie Greenwell was the Director of Vocal Studies at Marin School of the Arts (MSA), a public arts high school. Throughout her time at MSA, her award-winning program doubled in size and flourished. In 2016 she was awarded the “Golden Bell” for outstanding teaching in California. Her program included Two Jazz Choirs, Advanced Treble Choir, Treble and Mixed-Voice Concert Choirs. Under her direction, the Jazz Choir won the Sweepstakes title at the acclaimed Folsom Jazz Festival in both 2014 and 2017 and was one of only eight nationwide choirs invited to participate as a finalist in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014, '15, '17, and ‘18 earning high marks each year.
Prior to this, Stevie was a two year Peace Corps volunteer, living in Zambia and working to improve rural education. A year after that, she returned to Zambia with a group of Peace Corp alumni to create “Paint the Movement,” a training program for Special Education teachers.
She studied Music Education at Willamette University and has been a part of various groups from large chamber choirs to vocal jazz groups. Stevie started singing a cappella in High school and then founded an all women's group called Vamp at her University.
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