composer and pianist
music of Stephen Halloran, while demonstrating a variety of styles,
maintains a unique sound, easily recognizable in all of his works.
It is energetic, full of rhythmic vitality and uses a distinct harmonic
language. His works are effortless, witty and charming; they
convince us that Stephen is a real composer"
Stephen Halloran (born Philadelphia PA 31
Mar. 1966) American composer and pianist. He earned a BM from the
Eastman School of Music and MM and DMA from Boston University, studying
composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, Lukas Foss and Stephen
Albert. Among his numerous awards for composition are the Goddard
Lieberson Fellowship and multiple ASCAP grants. Dr Halloran is the
recipient of the Renee B. Fisher Award for his piano set, The
Galilee Hitchhiker which is available on compact disk. His
music, Xiangqian for the film
poet, has won national acclaim receiving the Princess Grace
Award. Dr. Halloran recently completed a major work commissioned
by the Boston Classical
Orchestra entitled Concerto for New Orleans. Dr. Halloran is
chair of the Composition Department at the Rivers School
Conservatory and is a full-time professor at The Boston Conservatory.