STEPHANIE ANN BOYD
New York City-based American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd (b. 1990) 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).
A two-time winner of the Chicago College of Performing Arts Vector Project, her orchestral music has been performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Eureka Ensemble, the JVL Festival Orchestra in Ontario, the Cremona Academy Festival Orchestra in Italy, the Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra, the Grammy-winning Pioneer Symphony Orchestra in Ann Arbor, and the New England Conservatory Orchestra 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.