Stephen Variames is recent graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory University, studying Opera Coaching under Marie-France Lefebvre and Sylvia Plyler. His other academic institutions include Oklahoma City University (in Vocal Coaching, studying with Brian Osborne) and Baylor University (in Composition, studying with Scott McAllister). Over the past years, he has written numerous song cycles and works for solo piano. He has spent summers with Opera in the Ozarks and Cincinnati. He has had the pleasure to coach such operas as La Bohème, The Medium, Street Scene, Little Women and Don Giovanni. His interests lies in contemporary and German opera, as well as the Baroque style.