The music of composer Alex Stephenson (b. 1990, Philadelphia, PA) has been heard across the United States, Europe, and Asia, with recent and upcoming appearances including those at Royaumont Voix Nouvelles, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, and the Composers Conference at Wellesley College. His works have been performed by the Civitas Ensemble, members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, and Plus Minus Ensemble, among many others. Recent honors include the Brian M. Israel Prize, finalist designations in both the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and BMI Student Composer Awards, and the Belle S. Gitelman Award and Bernard Rogers Memorial Prize from the Eastman School of Music.
Alex holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and was a 2014-15 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar in the United Kingdom, working with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. He received an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, where he taught composition and electronic music and studied with Robert Morris, Oliver Schneller, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and will enter the Ph.D. program in composition at the University of California, San Diego in fall 2017.