Stella Black's Latest Releases

Hermit Songs...Samuel Barber

Singer / Songwriter

Live Opera...In Concert

The Songwriter (Studio Vocals)

HERMIT SONGS
SINGER SONGWRITER
LIVE OPERA
THE SONGWRITER

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Stella Black has spent most of her life infusing her songs with her experiences as a woman in the modern world. A highly-skilled musician with an energetic mind and an exact, unrelenting ear, Stella pushes herself daily to express the enigmatic human condition in her music.
Stella rose from modest beginnings in the rural South and started her early musical studies with a former Director of Radio City Music Hall. After winning multiple full-scholarships to  attend music conservatories, Stella dove into studying Classical Music, winning a fellowship with the Charlotte Opera. Stella's masters and post graduate degrees in music placed emphasis in Vocal Performance, Theoretical Harmonic Analysis and Foreign Language Phonetics. A Metropolitan Opera Winner and Southeastern Opera Winner, Stella was privileged to perform Master Classes under Richard Miller,  Luciano Pavarotti, and Joan Sutherland.

After her schooling, Stella set out for a global education. As a young artist, Stella performed throughout Europe including the Austrian Summer Music Festivals. Stella has worked in the creative markets all over the U.S. and in many European cities. Today, Stella enjoys writing music for a diverse mix of genres including Country, Latino, Broadway, Jazz, Classical and New Age and continues to travel and engage in creative markets all over the world.

Stella's creative inspiration is rooted in her appreciation of other cultures as well as her own. Through her travels and life experiences, Stella synthesizes spirituality and sociology to describe and encapsulate what she calls "the ever-evolving world."

Though Stella was an award winning songwriter at age the early age of eleven, she found her latest and "core" creative niche as a composer after attending the international 2006 Cannes, France Music and Film Festival. Stella's vigor for creating multi-cultural compositions has not ceased--her quest to create music capable of merging cultures continues. Stella sings in nine languages and attributes this ability as having a direct influence on her writing.

Stella is a published voting member of the Recording Academy . As an award winning composer and lyricist, she is currently writing for television and film score submissions. Stella is an award-winning ASCAP Plus New Songwriter, a 2006 finalist in three categories of the ISC International Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the ISC People's Choice Awards. She is also an active member of ASCAP, NSAI, WWSWA and AFTRA.
In addition to her gifts as a singer and songwriter, Stella established herself as a highly successful businesswoman in South Carolina in the fields of creative media, commercial marketing, and retail.

Hermit Songs...Samuel Barber Singer-Songwriter Live Opera - in Concert The Songwriter