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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Introducing Stephen Ferre

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Nov 9, 2017. 1 Reply

I used to be a heavy forum user, but I've been just incredibly busy lately, so forgive me if I don't respond too often. I don't have the time or sanity to engage in long discussions right now. It…Continue

Tags: improvisation, aleatoric, modernist


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Cincinnati, OH
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm a composer and professional music engraver, working for major (mostly European) music publishers. I also teach on the faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. My most recent work is arranging/orchestrating music for one of the publishers that I regularly work for. I've just gone through a frantic period of commissions that were perform earlier this year. One will be recorded next February.

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Posted on October 19, 2018 at 11:01am 0 Comments

I deleted a couple of things on my SoundCloud, so I could fit on my piano concerto "Chaos". It's not like a normal concerto where it battles with the orchestra. Here it is the engine of the orchestra. It wasn't originally a concerto, but the piano part became so important that I needed to give it solo billing. This is a midi (NotePerformer) version. I've had to approximate some of the free sections and fake the key clicks, but otherwise it is pretty accurate. …


The Black Pool revisited

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:58am 0 Comments

I've recently revised (again) my Water entry for the last contest, The Black Pool. Some were disappointed by the ending, and so was I, so I've hopefully made it more interesting. It's also a better playback medium.

I'm also hoping to post my piano concerto, Chaos, as soon as I can free up a little more space on SoundCloud.

Symphony No 3

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 7:35am 1 Comment

I've created a realization of my Symphony No 3 using NotePerformer3, and have uploaded it to SoundCloud for a limited time, since it is 27 min long and is hogging space. If anyone wants to see a score, just ask.

Comments welcome.


Posted on December 5, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments


2/16/18 Labyrinth will be performed by the Society for New Music All-Stars in Syracuse, NY. Park Central Presbyterian Church 7:30 pm, and will be recorded for commercial release the following week.

Labyrinth is a semifinalist for The American Prize (Music for Orchestra, professional). I should hear soon whether it is a finalist. There is a 5 minute demo of it on my Soundcloud.…


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