Stephen Feigenbaum, composer







Stephen Feigenbaum is an award-winning 26-year-old composer of music for the concert hall and the theater. When he was 19, his Serenade for Strings was recorded by the Cincinnati Pops under Erich Kunzel and released on a CD by Telarc. Stephen is a past winner of two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer awards and the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he won the Albany Symphony Orchestra's Composer to Center Stage competition, which resulted in a reading of his work and mentoring by John Corigliano. The National Public Radio show From the Top has featured Stephen as a composer, and he has appeared as an a cappella singer on The Martha Stewart Show and NBC's The Sing-Off.

Stephen's music has been heard at Lincoln Center and
Le Poisson Rouge in New York, Jordan Hall and the Hatch Shell in Boston, the Green Room in San Francisco, and international venues. It has received performances by the JACK Quartet, TwoSense (Lisa Moore and Ashley Bathgate), and Grammy-nominee violinist Caroline Goulding. Stephen was the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Fellow at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and is a past fellow at the Norfolk (Connecticut) Chamber Music Festival. 

At Yale, Stephen created several theatrical productions that combined original instrumental music, stage lighting, elaborate sets, and media effects with loose narratives to tell musical stories that attracted diverse audiences. He also wrote the music for a full-length musical, Independents, which won an Overall Excellence Award for Overall Production at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2012. The show's music was commended in the New York Times (“the smooth sailing of the folkish tunes … evoking sea chanteys and a life of plunder”) and the Huffington Post (“consistently … sophisticated and hummable, ranging from sea shanties to romantic duets …”).

A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Stephen majored in music at Yale College and received a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. He has studied with Ezra Laderman, David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Gandolfi, Samuel Adler, Claude Baker, Kathryn Alexander, and Rodney Lister.

Upcoming performances

Angel will be premiered on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 4:30pm at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA

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