Support the St. Cecilia Academy Choir through the purchase of their CD, "Musica Dei "
The SCA choral program is proud to announce the release of their new CD "Musica Dei." This CD makes a really nice gift for choir families, teachers, alumnae, etc. They are $15 each and can be purchased in the front office or through any member of the SCA choir. The recording was made over the past two years and includes music sung on the choir's recent tour to Canada. Click here for an audio sample.
Stephanie Hahn Nolan, Director
Dawn Seidenschwarz, Assistant and Accompanist
The choirs at St. Cecilia Academy have been recognized consistently as some of the finest in Tennessee high schools. For over ten consecutive years, the SCA Advanced Choir has earned the honor of singing at the Tennessee State Choral Festival sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association, receiving all superior ratings each year by its panel of adjudicators.
Each year, many of our students are selected by audition to participate in All-State choirs and other honors choirs. Under girding all that we do is a strong commitment to excellence and a particular focus on sacred repertoire appropriate for Mass.
Through singing at St. Cecilia Academy, students are able to live out the mission of our school in a very powerful way. Through our musical explorations, students grow in their life of faith. As unique ambassadors of our school, we hope that our music expresses spiritual truths that touch others as well.
Ms. Stephanie Nolan
University of Vermont, B.S. in Music Education, Voice
St. Michael’s College, MA in Theology, Spiritual and Pastoral Ministry
Ms. Stephanie Hahn Nolan comes to Nashville after a lifetime in Vermont, where she studied vocal music education at the University of Vermont, and Theology at nearby St. Michael’s College. She brings many years of vocal, choral and liturgical music experience to her new position. Ms. Nolan has maintained a busy private voice studio, taught at the Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts, in various summer theater camps, Catholic churches (including the UVM Catholic Center), and in school classrooms. The majority of her teaching years have been in Catholic institutions, most significantly at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vermont.
In addition to teaching and conducting, Stephanie was a busy soloist in the Burlington, Vermont area, performing with various ensembles including as a founding member of the Oriana Chamber Singers. She collaborated frequently with other classical and opera singers, classical guitarists and chamber orchestras, and her performances drew from many genres - Baroque to Broadway.
Here in Nashville, she is the Director of Music for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and has recently performed with Music City Baroque and the Concert Chorale of Nashville.