Steven Jude Tietjen is a New Jersey-born, Harlem-based writer and communications expert. He has worked as a freelance and staff writer for opera companies and classical music organizations, writing digital content, blog posts, translations, proposals, fundraising materials, annual reports, press releases, and internal communications. Steven leverages his expertise in pursue opportunities in technical writing and content strategy.

As the Assistant Dramaturg and Staff Writer at The Glimmerglass Festival, Steven wrote, edited, and designed digital and print materials for an audience of wide-ranging knowledge, experience, and cultural and economic backgrounds. In the role of Assistant Dramaturg, Steven acted as a bridge between the Development, Marketing, Public Relations and Production departments to ensure that all company members, regardless of their expertise, received consistent information on the company’s season, mission, and future.

Steven has written and designed projected supertitles for over 40 professional opera productions, combining concise and precise translations, easy-to-read projection formatting, and an understanding of musical timing and visual storytelling. As a writer, he has contributed materials to The Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, The Glimmerglass Festival, Dallas Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Vocal Arts DC, the Center for Contemporary Opera, and Opera America’s New Works Forum, among many others. Steven is a regular contributor to Opera News and has been published in Opera America. Most recently, he wrote about Georgian and Persian-Israeli cuisine in New York City for Edible Manhattan.

Currently, Steven is Special Projects Associate and Staff Writer at Semantix Creative Group, a boutique communications and strategy firm for classical music organizations and artists based in New York City, where he works with an array of artists and companies to increase their visibility, build their brand, and reach their professional goals.

Steven holds a Master of Science in Professional Writing from NYU School of Professional Studies and a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts in History and Music Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. In May 2018, he will graduate from New York University with a Master of Science in Professional Writing. You can contact him at sjudetietjen@gmail.com or by filling out the contact form below.