The Luna Alchemist
Growing up in the beautiful Pine Woods of East Texas, Stephanie “Demi” Luna had aspirations to be a major mover and shaker in the Entertainment Industry, not only singing in the church choir, a quintessential foundation for any great performer, but elevating her station by being the youngest youth choral director at the age of 12. Demi could not only see sound, but curate it. There she fined tuned her love for the more technical aspects of music.
This gift led her to Northwood University (2004) to study the discipline of Entertainment, Sports and Promotion Management, however the universe had other plans ushered in by Hurricane Katrina, where a military activation led her into several years of service to her country.
Not ending her enlistment completely unscathed, Stephanie found therapy in her community college Jazz Band where the crisp piercing sound of the vibraphone required her to play unapologetically. This expanded her repertoire to serval other instruments in the rhythm section, including the double upright bass, guitar, and her principle instrument, her voice.
Her voice can be described as a “petite coloratura who coyly dwells in her head voice but ever so often teases in her lower register, and, boy, do they get low. She has the ability to be dynamic but, when intimate, displays a downy coolness to the touch.” She describes her foremothers as Yma Samac, Janet Jackson, Björk, Cherelle, Kylie Minogüe with drawing inspiration from Esperanza Spaulding, Janelle Monae and Dita von Teese.
““ to expand on Paulo Coelho’s quote, the universe FOREVER conspires in your favor”” - Demi Luna
Demi is a multi instrumentalist, multi octave singing powerhouse selected by the Texas Music Educators Association (2008) to sing under the direction of Honorable Dr. Peter Bagley.
Demi has studied English at Texas State University, in addition to hospitality management, business management, architectural drafting, music production with certifications for music business in NYU’s Tisch University Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, making her a highly sought after consultant.
But it was not until her move to Austin, Texas where her vision had become more defined. To get to know a new place and meet new people, she became an amateur event photographer, where she met a mix of professional and new artists. She saw a need for information when dealing with fledgling independent artists and the need for clear, concise doable ways to implement actions to facilitate self sufficiency in artistry.