Stacey Brett Davern, M.M.

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Director of Choral Activities; Vocal Instructor
Laughlin Music Hall

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham: 2008


Music Education, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction, Choral Conducting


Realtor-Compass RE, Reading, Gardening, Floral Design, Biking, Hiking


Stacey Brett Davern is a Vocalist (Soprano) and Music Educator. She received an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Duquesne University, and a B.M.E. in Music Education and Vocal Performance from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is a certified Pennsylvania Music Educator and has previously served on the Vocal Faculty for Point Park University, Point Park Summer Dance, and West Virginia Wesleyan College. Ms. Davern has been featured as guest conductor for PMEA District Chorus and an adjudicator for WVACDA High School Honors Choir, and Classical Singer Vocal Comopetitions. She has also worked with the Larry Parsons Chorale and the Chanticleer Children's Chorus of West Virginia. As a faculty member at Chatham University, Ms. Davern is the Director of Choral Activities, and on the Voice Faculty; throughout her career, she has also taught Musical Theater, Voice for Music Educators, Elementary Music/Choir K-8, and has served as a Student Teacher Supervisor. Ms. Davern has performed with Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Camerata and The Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh; She has also studied in Italy with the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO), and continues to perform through out the Pittsburgh area as a soloist.


  • B.M.E. Music Education & Vocal Performance; West Virginia Wesleyan College (Buckhannon, WV)
  • M.M. Vocal Performance; Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)


  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate: Music K-12


  • Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra Baroque Competition Finalist "A Baroque Christmas" Soloist (11/2010)


  • American Guild of Musical Artists
  • American Choral Directors Association


  • Recital: Songs that Inspire; February 2021
  • Recital Series -Bethany College May 2014, Christ United Methodist Church June 2014, Chatham University September 2014


  • Pittsburgh Opera: The Flying Dutchman (chorus) Richard Wagner, November 2023
  • Pittsburgh Opera: It Trovatore (chorus) 2023
  • Soprano Soloist: Felix Mendelssohn "Elijah", Faure "Requiem" Mezzo-soprano soloist: Pittsburgh Camerata "Cinderella", Bach "Magnificat"
  • “La Forza del Destino” (Preziosilla) Opera Concert, "Un ballo in Maschera" (Oscar) Opera Concert
  • Pittsburgh Opera Chorus : "The Summer King" WORLD PREMIERE, “Daughter of the Regiment”, “Carmen” , “Otello” ,“Aida” , “Madama Butterfly” , “Jackie Evancho Concert” , “Turandot”,“Eugene Onegin” , “La Boheme”, “Don Pasquale” (Pittsburgh Opera Center), “Samson et Dalila” ,“Aida” , “Romeo et Juliette” , “Tosca” ,“The Rakes Progress” , L'Elisir d'Amore"
  • Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, NYC National Women’s Festival Chorus April 2014, Director Chatham Choir Participant