Stephanie Valadez (Stephanie Webster Carcaño) is a Mexican-American musician based in Mexico City, Mexico and San Francisco, CA. She focuses on the folk music of her ancestors and other related cultures. She enjoys collaborative efforts with dancers and composers as well as programmatic recitals that utilize her voice, various instruments and guest performers. Mrs. Valadez is the Artistic Director of Xicameri Productions, a performance company focused on telling the stories of under-represented members of the Latin-American communities.
Mrs. Valadez earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts: Music with an emphasis in composition from Saint Mary’s College of California, a Master of Music degree in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree in Marimba Performance at the SFCM, and a Performing Arts Administration Diploma from Escuela de Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández.
Mrs. Valadez maintains a full international private studio of marimba, piano and ukulele students via Zoom. Alongside her performance and teaching career in music, Mrs. Valadez actively dances Ballet, Mexican Folkloric Ballet and Modern Dance in Mexico City.
Mrs. Valadez is an Educational Artist for Marimba One and enjoys performing on her Izzy marimba.
"[Stephanie Valadez's music] emerged as the interplay among significantly different sonorities... The result was imaginative and well worth an opportunity for subsequent listening."
-The San Francisco Examiner