Admired for her consummate skill and for her “musical excellence which is overshadowed only by her generous spirit and kindness to her colleagues” (Thomas Wilkins, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Boston Symphony and Omaha Symphony), pianist Stacie Haneline maintains an active career as a pianist in symphonic, chamber, opera, vocal and instrumental repertoire. A versatile musician, selected highlights include Carnegie Hall, the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the American Cathedral in Paris France, Sydney Opera House, New York City Opera, Kennedy Center, Hawaii Opera, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, University of Australia, Brevard Music Center, Omaha Symphony and Opera Omaha.
Performance highlights include the world premiere of Shawn Okpebholo’s, Words Like Freedom with soprano, Jamie Reimer; Rosephanye Powell’s, Hold Fast to Dreams with soprano Lisa Burr and violinist Naimi Burr; and Andre Myers, Surviving the Apocalypse with soprano, Jamie Reimer and baritone, Byron Jones during the 25th African American Art Song Alliance. Clint Needham’s, Voices for string quartet and orchestra featuring piano and the Boston Symphony String Quartet; Zodiac Chamber Festival in Nice, France; the premiere of Leslie Adams Dunbar Songs with soprano Gail Robinson-Orturo; and commissioned works by Brittany Boykin and Gwyneth Walker.
Championing works by Robert Owens with soprano, Jamie Reimer, the two were honored performers at the African American Arts Song Alliance featuring Robert Owens’ 4 Sonnets to Duse. The first of three recordings for Centaur Records were released in 2021 and featured Robert Owens’ vocal and chamber music. The recordings were awarded two highly coveted Judges Awards from the American Prize Competition both in Chamber Music and Art Song.
Stacie is equally passionate about educating, inspiring and growing community involvement to support sustainable and inter-cooperative communities within the arts. She has collaborated with organizations and artistic leaders to build diverse programs in schools, artistic organizations, museums, opera houses, arts centers, symphony outreach programs, youth programs, hospitals and hospice homes. The former Executive Director of the Omaha Chamber Music Society and Artistic Director of Vesper Concert Series, Stacie created numerous opportunities for for outstanding arts in the community. Advocating for equity, accessibility, inclusion and belonging to the arts for all is a passion for Stacie and continues to inspire her actions for the future of the arts.
The Coordinator for the Collaborative Piano program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Stacie performs with visiting artists and faculty.