23 year old American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd strives to write music that is meaningful to audience and performer alike, that brings whimsical worlds to life, and that refreshes and strengthens the creative spirit. Following a natural impetus for artistic generation, Ms. Boyd was educated in the Ann Arbor Waldorf schools and currently studies with Malcolm Peyton at the New England Conservatory in Boston. This season Stephanie is the Composer Fellow for Collage New Music and Composer in Residence at Gurrie Middle School in Chicago. An advocate of the innate creativity in young people, she has brought composition programs to music festivals in three countries, and was recently Composer in Residence for the YOURS Project Orchestra in Chicago, at the International Music Academy of Cremona in Italy, and for the Ann Arbor Pioneer Orchestras at Interlochen. She frequently collaborates with Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall and has commissions this season from The Meadowlark Trio, Violin Monster, the Jennifer Fischer trio, Collage New Music, and others. Her string orchestra works are published by TRN Music and she is a member of ASCAP.
LISTEN: Keel for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra
Vincent Turregano, Baritone; Nathan Aspinall, Conductor
Piccolo: Kate Lemmon, Johanna Gruskin (Alto Flute), Oboe: Andrew Port, Mark Debski (English Horn), Clarinet: Hunter Bennet, Luke Park, Bassoon: Christina Dioguardi, Eric Barga, Horn: Breanna Ellison, Josh Blumenthal, Trumpet: Amelia Gould, Justin Kohan, Trombone: Seville Jenkins, Frankie Yu, Bass Trombone: Adam Rainey, Percussion: Samuel Chan, Violin I: Leo Marillier, Eva Aronian, Shengnan Li, Violin II: Sodam Li, Tara Mueller, Haruno Sato, Viola: Daniel Urbanowicz, Melody Cheng, Hung-Tzu Chu, Cello: Jamie Clark, Alan Toda-Ambaras, Zi Wang, Joy Yanai, Double Bass: Mike McClure, Aidan Phipps, Nicholas Meyers