St. Gabriel is happy to announce that we have a new musician joining our music ministry in September as the pianist and organist for our 10:00 am Rite II Eucharist on Sunday mornings, Stephanie Thompson.
Stephanie takes delight in exploring textures and tone colors in solo and collaborative repertoire. A passionate advocate of art song, she is committed to text analysis and expressing poetic nuance in music.
She is staff accompanist and teaches classical piano and piano accompaniment at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she performs with all three choral ensembles. When not playing piano, Stephanie can usually be found entangled in yarn or trapped under cats.
She is an alumna of the Aspen Music festival and is a founding member of the Lewis & Clark Faculty New Music Ensemble, The Friends of Rain. She studied piano at Willamette University and USC and her teachers include Jean-David Coen, Antoinette Perry, and Daniel Pollack.