New York City-based American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd writes melodic music about feminine subject matter for symphonic and chamber ensembles. She has been commissioned by musicians from Curtis, Juilliard, Yale, and section leaders of orchestras around the world, and her music has been played in nearly all 50 states and will receive performances in over 30 countries this year with her World Sonata Project. A critic for American Record Guide and I Care If You Listen, Boyd’s work has been choreographed by New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Ashley Bouder and Lauren Lovette. Writing music that has been praised as “arrestingly poetic” (BMOP) and “wide ranging, imaginative” (Portland Press Herald), Boyd is the newest member of New York City's ICEBERG Composer Collective.
Stephanie’s 2017/2018 season includes commissions for the New York Jazzharmonic, pianist Lara Downes, guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, BBC Symphony Co-Concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich, and a mass for women’s choir and orchestra with the Eureka Ensemble. Stephanie’s 2016/2017 season included the premieres of the cello concerto Tekton, the bassoon concerto Rituum, commissions by New York City’s Moirae Ensemble, members of the Reno Philharmonic, Mars Hill University’s Alan Theisen, Beijing’s Sun He, Kingma System flutist Rachel Hacker, and a co-commission involving violinists from 35 countries. Boyd is the Composer in Residence for the Eureka Ensemble in Boston.
Boyd is a frequent lecturer at universities and high schools, often speaking on the subjects of creativity, entrepreneurship, and how to create a career after music school. An advocate of the innate creativity in young people, she has brought composition programs to schools and music festivals in three countries and has taught privately for seven years. Her students have been accepted into the music schools at University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Indiana University, UC Boulder, Michigan State University, and others. Boyd is a graduate of Roosevelt University and the New England Conservatory. When not composing, Ms. Boyd secretly enjoys screaming trumpet music, openly enjoys John William Waterhouse paintings, and will never pass up an iced coffee. Boyd grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and resides in Manhattan. http://stephanieannboyd.com