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2 August 2019: The FLUX Quartet performs a new work for string quartet commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (world premiere). New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

July-August 2018: Invited composer in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Young Composers String Quartet Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

16 May 2019: Miranda Cuckson performs Soif (world premiere). Conrad Prebys Experimental Theater, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

19 April 2019: Conducting the world premiere of Sammi Jo Stone’s Cantata, St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness. Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California. →

14 April 2019: The Bard College Conservatory presents calling, crying as part of the “First Songs” series. National Sawdust, Brooklyn, New York. 

11 April 2019: The Bard College Conservatory presents calling, crying as part of the “First Songs” series. László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. →

2 March 2019: Performer/composer in “Crossing Boundaries,” an interdisciplinary performance featuring members of UCSD’s Theatre & Dance, Music, and Visual Arts Departments. Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla California.

1 March 2019: Performer/composer in “Crossing Boundaries,” an interdisciplinary performance featuring members of UCSD’s Theatre & Dance, Music, and Visual Arts Departments. Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla California.

24 February 2019: Joshua Lohner and Sar Shalom Strong perform O Clarissima, presented by the Society for New Music. St. David’s Episcopal Church, DeWitt, New York. 

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 (world premiere). 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 (world premiere). 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: Joshua Lohner and Sar Shalom Strong perform O Clarissima, and Sar Shalom Strong performs Nails, presented by the Society for New Music. 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 (world premiere). 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) (world premiere). Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California.

5 November 2017: Joshua Lohner and Rob Auler perform O Clarissima, presented by the Society for New Music. 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 (world premiere). 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), and Alex conducts Tristan Murail’s Ethers with Zack Osinski, flute soloist. Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, New York.

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

6 October 2016: Conducting Daniel Fígols-Cuevas’ Väri with OSSIA New Music. 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 (world premiere). Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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

25 February 2016: Conducting Ezra Sims’ Musing and Reminiscence with OSSIA New Music. Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, New York.