Lauded by conductor Cliff Colnot as "a composer set to become one of the most distinctive and important voices of her generation", 25 year old American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd endeavors to write music that brings whimsical worlds to life, that is meaningful to audience and performer alike, and that refreshes and strengthens the creative spirit. An advocate of the innate creativity in young people, she has brought composition programs to schools and music festivals in three countries. She maintains a studio of international composition students, with studio recitals being held twice a year in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.
Stephanie’s 2015/2016 season includes being composer-in-residence for the Kalliope Septet, commissions for a new set of lullabies for tenor Rafael Helbig-Kostka, a cello concerto for Alan Toda-Ambaras, and a co-commission involving 50 violinists across America. Last season’s highlights involved co-directing the Tuesday Night New Music concert series, winning New England Conservatory's Donald Martino Prize for Excellence in Composition, being chosen as the NEC/Boston Modern Orchestra Project Competition winner, and having her violin concerto premiered in Jordan Hall by recent Michael Hill International Competition prize-winner Eunae Koh under the baton of Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall.
A two-time winner of the Chicago College of Performing Arts Vector Project, Stephanie’s music has been played on New York City’s 89.9 WKCR, Chicago’s 98.7 WFMT, and WRBC The Blaze Radio. Her orchestral music has been performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the JVL Festival Orchestra, the Cremona Academy Festival Orchestra, the CCPA Symphony Orchestra, the Grammy-winning Pioneer Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Orchestra, and Eighth Hour Encore. Her string orchestra works are published by TRN Music. When not composing, Ms. Boyd secretly enjoys screaming trumpet music, openly enjoys John William Waterhouse paintings, and will never pass up a London Fog latte. Boyd resides in Inwood, Manhattan.