Stefanie Maas Weigand attended Ithaca College, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. There, she appeared in many mainstage performances, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, BatBoy, Parade, SideShow and A Little Night Music. While in Ithaca, she was also the musical director/pianist for The Last 5 Years and The Pirates of Penzance at the Kitchen Theatre. After moving to NYC, Stefanie had a fun summer with Birdy’s Bachelorette Party and was soon cast as Amelia Bedelia in a national children’s theatre tour of Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor. Eight months on the road led Stefanie back to New York City, where she and six friends started their own theatre company, Tip My Cup Productions.
As a member of the New York Choral Society, she had the opportunity to sing in various venues: at Lincoln Center with the Met Orchestra and Soloists, at Carnegie Hall, and in Madison Square Garden for Andrea Bocelli’s Concert Tour.
Stefanie now resides in Vermont with her husband and daughters, where she is the director of choral music at Harwood Union Middle/High School. Since moving back to Vermont, Stefanie has directed, musical directed and performed with TURNMusic, Café Noir Productions, the Mad River Chorale, Stowe Theatre Guild, the Green Mountain Opera Festival, Green Mountain Performing Arts., and was the soprano soloist in Handel’s “Messiah” with the Vermont Philharmonic in 2013 & 2014. In 2014, Stefanie also had the privilege of working with the New York Voices, Greg Jasperse, Rosanna Eckert, and more at the BGSU/NYV Vocal Jazz Camp and was the recipient of the VT Music Educators Association’s “Outstanding New Music Educator” award.
As the music director of the Harwood Union MS & HS musicals, the 2015-16 season will include “The Lion King JR” in October and “Oklahoma” in April.
Most recently, Stefanie was seen as Bobbie in “A Fleeting Animal” an opera with music by Erik Nielsen and libretto by David Budbill.
Stefanie is currently the President-Elect of the VT-ACDA and NEMFA’s Dean of Students.