Stephen Crisp is musical director and vocal coach originally from Cincinnati, OH. He has been teaching in the DC area at his studio Nerd Singing for the past five years. His first production in DC was a benefit concert called "HEAR US ROAR:A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL DAY '' for My Sister's Place in Georgetown. Stephen strives to create inclusive environment for singers and cofounded the TRANSGENDER SINGING INITIATIVE. He recently gave the keynote speech at Virginia Commonwealth University for their event "Inclusivity in Choral Singing" speaking as an ally on the importance of bridging the gap between choirs and the transgender community. He holds a masters in Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy from the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory and a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is a founding member of the acting company of the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts and recently sang for the Department of Justice and the Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. He made his Washington, DC solo debut at the Lincoln Theatre in June 2018. He acted as the head of vocal arts for Camp Arena Stage at Georgetown Visitation Prep, conducts and musical directs for the Norwood School, Imagination Stage, Creative Cauldron and the Feynman School. He recently led Montgomery County Counsel Member Evan Glass' PRIDE Broadway and Disney Sing-along. Stephen lives in North Bethesda, MD with his partner Elliott, their many plants, and the love of Stephen's life, a 77-pound golden retriever named Cowboy.