Stephen Herx has published three major works on the life and career of legendary Polish soprano Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935): The Sembrich Opera Company Tour of 1901, (Opera Quarterly, Vol. 12, no. 2, Winter 1995/96); Marcella Sembrich: A Legendary Singer’s Career Rediscovered, (Record Collector, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 1999); and Marcella Sembrich and the Three Great Events and the Metropolitan, (Opera Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter 1999). Mr. Herx received grants from the Historic Singers’ Trust (London) and the Kosciuszko Foundation (New York) which allowed travel to Warsaw and Dresden for research on the soprano’s early career. He has given many talks on Sembrich’s career at the Marcella Sembrich Memorial Studio at Bolton Landing, the Vocal Record Collector’s Society in New York, and the Polish Institute for Arts and Sciences. Mr. Herx studied voice at Mannes College of Music and received his B.S., summa cum laude, from SUNY New Paltz. Mr. Herx is currently Vice President for Programs at Chess-in-the-Schools, a non-profit that teaches chess to over 36,000 inner-city students in New York City.