As a life-long singer interested in arts management, Madeleine Stephens has accumulated a variety of experiences on both sides of the curtain. A 2016 Music and Management Studies graduate of St. Olaf College, Madeleine spent her four years there working in the student-run concert venue, The Lion’s Pause, first as a backstage tech member and later as a Venue Coordinator. She has also worked behind the scenes at the Music at Menlo Chamber Music Festival in Menlo Park, California, and has taught a Concert Production course for high-school students enrolled in Explo at Yale. In addition to Executive Director of BYC, Madeleine holds a position as Studio Coordinator at School of Rock in Greenwood.
Growing up as a member of both the Gig Harbor Meistersingers and the Tacoma Youth Chorus, Madeleine has sung at Notre Dame, Canterbury Cathedral, and Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan. Her college years were spent singing in the St. Olaf Chapel Choir as well as for more intimate groups like German Choir and as a soloist with the Jazz Band for Swing Night. Madeleine is honored to join BYC as Interim Executive Director and looks forward to being a part of the BYC family.