Maggie Stearns, Sullivan Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREA: Vocal music performance and emerging vocal artists

CONTACT: (860) 927-1320

PROFILE: Maggie Stearns is executive director of the Wiilliam Matheus Sullivan Foundation (commonly referred to as the Sullivan Foundation). A 2005 update from Smith College, of which Stearns is an alum, shares this as her professional background:

Maggie Stearns has been a committed advocate of opera through her role as Director of Communications for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL), a company founded in 1976 that stages opera productions in a rich array of styles, always sung in English. Stearns, who began with the theater in a volunteer role, has built her presence with the company into a career as national press representative, opera translator and librettist. She has translated three opera librettos into English, receiving widespread critical acclaim. In her present role with OTSL, Stearns has provided essential outreach and promotion to opera critics and writers from regional and national publications, assisting in the distribution of news and information about opera and the OTSL. In addition, Stearns serves as Executive Director for the Sullivan Musical Foundation, managing a prestigious award for early career singers.