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Mezzo-soprano STEPHANIE ASTON is a committed performer of contemporary music. She has participated in several American and world premieres, including Luigi Nono’s Guai ai gelidi mostri and Michael Gordon’s What To Wear (both at REDCAT) as well as Georges Aperghis’s Sextuor: L’origine des espèces. She has appeared on the CalArts Creative Music Festival, in John Zorn’s Rituals, as well as the UCSD Spring Festival of New Music, in Jason Eckardt’s Tongues. Aston has also performed with the CalArts New Century Players, and Eighteen Squared, Los Angeles’ resident Steve Reich ensemble. Recent projects include the recording of Boulez’s Le marteau sans maître, as well as the performance of Phillipe Manoury’s Cruel Spirals. Aston holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BM from the University of North Texas, and she is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of California at San Diego.