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2018

1 November 2018: Jonathan Nussman, Wilfrido Terrazas, Alexandria Smith, Christopher Clarino, Dimitris Paganos Koukakis, Ashley Zhang, and Matthew Kline perform The Same Wind, Steven Schick conducting (first performance). Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

7 September 2018: Claire Trouilloud and Ensemble Voix Nouvelles perform The Sound of the Land, Pierre-André Valade conducting (first performance). Royaumont Abbey, Asnières-sur-Oise, France.

15 July 2018: Rebecca Printz and the New Fromm Players (Chi Li, Jacob Schaefer, Samuel Pedersen, and Sonia Mantell) perform calling, crying. Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, Massachusetts.

13 July 2018: The Society for New Music performs Nails and O Clarissima. Cazenovia First Methodist Church, Cazenovia, New York.

June-August 2018: Composition fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, Massachusetts.

24-25 May 2018: Heel, Skull: a dance work with choreography and direction by Marcos Duran and original music by Alex Stephenson (first performance). Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

29 April 2018: Dimitris Paganos Koukakis performs Jeu-Parti. Music Center, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.

21 April 2018: Dimitris Paganos Koukakis performs Jeu-Parti. Conrad Prebys Experimental Theater, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

April 2018: Finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

26 January 2018: Alexandria Smith and Kathryn Schulmeister perform After Escher (Emergence) (first performance). Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

2017

5 November 2017: The Society for New Music performs O Clarissima. Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York.

October 2017: Composer-in-residence with violinist Giancarlo Latta and pianist Robert Fleitz at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, New Hampshire.

10 September 2017: Ensemble Multilatérale performs Etude-Fragment after Escher, Léo Warynski conducting (first performance). Abbaye de Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise, France.

August-September 2017: Composition fellow at the Académie Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont Abbey, Asnières-sur-Oise, France.

16 July 2017: Wei-Han Wu performs Jeu-Parti as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. National Sawdust, Brooklyn, New York.

June 2017: Winner of the Brian M. Israel Prize.

May-June 2017: Composer-in-residence at Marble House Project, Dorset, Vermont.

April 2017: Finalist in the BMI Student Composer Awards.

6 April 2017: OSSIA New Music performs Intrada, Garrett Wellenstein conducting (world premiere). Alex conducts Tristan Murail’s Ethers with Zack Osinski, flute soloist. Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, New York.

2016

9 November 2016: Wei-Han Wu performs Jeu-Parti on a concert of the Eastman Audio Research Studio (first performance). Hatch Recital Hall, Rochester, New York.

6 October 2016: Alex conducts OSSIA New Music in Daniel Fígols-Cuevas’ Väri. Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, New York.

April 2016: Finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

23 July 2016: The Composers Conference Faculty Ensemble performs Paths and Panels, James Baker conducting (first performance). Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

18 June 2016: Jennifer Beattie and the Argus Quartet perform calling, crying as part of New Music on the Point (first performance). Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury, Vermont.

25 February 2016: Alex conducts OSSIA New Music in Ezra Sims’ Musing and Reminiscence. Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, New York.