The music of composer Alex Stephenson (b. 1990, Philadelphia, PA) has been performed by the Civitas Ensemble, members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Plus Minus Ensemble, and the Guildhall and University of Chicago New Music Ensembles, among others. Alex’s work has recently been heard at the Composers Conference at Wellesley College, New Music on the Point, Wigmore Hall, and St John’s Smith Square, and in coming months will be featured at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Académie Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont. He has been a finalist in both the BMI Student Composer Awards and ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and is the recipient of 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, during which time he worked with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. He is currently pursuing an M.A. at the Eastman School of Music, where he teaches composition lessons and electronic music and has 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.