26 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. Her violin sonata Amerigo has been performed in nearly all 50 states as part of the innovative 50 State Sonata Project, and her melodic music has been praised as “arrestingly poetic” (BMOP) and “wide ranging, imaginative” (Portland Press Herald). Contemporary music conductor Cliff Colnot has hailed Boyd as “a composer set to become one of the most important and distinctive voices of her generation.”
Stephanie’s 2016/2017 season included the premieres of the cello concerto Tekton, the bassoon concerto Rituum, and commissions by New York City’s Moirae Ensemble, members of the Reno Philharmonic, Mars Hill University’s Alan Theisen, Beijing’s Sun He, and Kingma System flutist Rachel Hacker. She was commissioned by violinists from 35 countries this year as part of the World Sonata Project. Boyd is the 2017-2019 Composer in Residence for the Eureka Ensemble in Boston.
An advocate of the innate creativity in young people, she has brought composition programs to schools and music festivals in three countries. Boyd is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and creativity at universities, colleges, and high schools, and she maintains a studio of international composition students. Stephanie lives in Manhattan, New York.