Stephanie McKay

Stephanie McKay

Stephanie Mckay is a recording artist, arts educator and advocate whose work lies at the intersection of music, education and community.

Stephanie has toured over 35 countries playing her original music at major festivals, appearing on TV and major radio stations in five continents. Her music fuses soul, folk and is inspired by legends such as Tracy Chapman, Odetta, and Mavis Staples.

She is a member of the Inaugural Folk Collective at the Legendary Club Passim and founder of We Start With Art an arts education and community building organization, whose mission it is to impact children’s lives by nurturing their self expression through the arts.

Stephanie brings her years of performing experience as an international touring musician into her community work as an artist in Boston. Whether in the classroom or on the stage, Stephanie aspires to deeply connect to people through her art and find meaning across cultural divides. As an artist, “I come to every situation with curiosity and wonder.”, ‘I love the way music unites people and connects while simultaneously breaking down invisible walls of difference.”

She is currently facilitating a monthly workshop for children at the Boston Public library on the art and activism of artists from the Harlem Renaissance. Stephanie also teaches master classes in integrated arts at K-12 schools across Massachusetts, community centers, as well as performing her original songs within the Folk Collective tours.

In 2022 she was awarded a Live Arts Grant from the Boston Foundation and has been featured on WGBH Boston’s Jim and Maury show. A Creative Entrepreneur Fellow with the Arts and Business Council of Boston. Stephanie has a Masters in Education from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate degree from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. Her new music will be released April 19th and is a collaboration with her son.

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