Stephanie Ann Boyd
22 year old American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd strives to write music that is meaningful to audience and performer alike, that brings whimsical worlds to life, and that refreshes and strengthens the creative spirit. Following a natural impetus for artistic generation, Ms. Boyd was educated in the Ann Arbor Waldorf schools and currently attends the music conservatory at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has studied composition with Ming-Hsiu Yen, Mischa Zupko, Stacy Garrop, and Kyong Mee Choi.
In 2012 she won the CCPA Vector Project and was chosen by Fulcrum Point to participate in their Discoveriesseries for emerging composers. She was Composer in Residence at the JVL Music in Summer festival in North Bay, Ontario and at the Ann Arbor Pioneer Orchestras at Interlochen summer camp in Interlochen, Michigan in 2012 and will be Composer in Residence at the Cremona International Music Academy in the summer of 2013. Her pieces have been played on radio stations such as Chicago’s 98.7 WFMT and WRBC The Blaze Radio. Most recently she was announced as a 2013 Vector Project winner. During the past three years she has participated in lessons and masterclasses with composers such as Marc Mellits, Joseph Schwantner, John Harbison, Eric Chasalow, Victoria Bond, and written pieces for masterclasses with ensembles such as the Orion Ensemble, Gaudete Brass, and the Biava String Quartet. Ms. Boyd enjoys secretly enjoys screaming trumpet music, openly enjoys John William Waterhouse paintings, and will never pass on a London Fog latte.
In her efforts to further the composition pedagogy Ms. Boyd teaches a private studio of international young composition students. More information can be found at http://saboydcomposer.com