Stephanie DePrez

US Teaching Assistant

Home Institution
University of California, Los Angeles
Linguistics and Literature
Host Institution
(1) Pädagogische Hochschule Niederösterreich PH-NOE Mühlgasse 67 2500 Baden
October 1, 2019–May 31, 2020

Stephanie DePrez is an award-winning educator and classical vocalist. She received her BA from the University of Notre Dame in music and film production in 2011. Steph taught music, theology and drama at Xavier College Prep in Palm Desert, California, where she was the recipient of the Palm Desert Rotary Club Spirit of Service in Education Award in 2015. At Xavier, she led immersion trips to East Los Angeles and El Salvador. Steph left teaching and spent a year training and performing as a comedian in Los Angeles, after which she began her master's in music in voice at UCLA as a teaching assistant in the musicology and Slavic-languages departments. She received the Mimi Alpert Feldman Award for Voice and the Fritz Altmann Scholarship and was the Graduate Speaker for the Herb Alpert School of Music in 2018. While completing her degree, Steph performed as an inaugural member of the UCLA Ensemble Artist Program, an educational collaboration with GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire in Miami. In 2019, Steph taught world religions at Arrupe Jesuit High School in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. See and hear her vocal work at