B i o g r a p h y
Composer Steven Kennedy resides in New England where he continues to create music, teach, perform and reviewing music.
The Marian Sonata for violin and piano was recorded March 2018 by Vit Muzik and Lucie Kaucka for Parma Records. The piece will be featured on the release In Tandem.
A CD of original piano music, Reflections, is available exclusively through the "Reflections" CD link above. You can now also download the album at the "Recordings" on this site, or from Amazon, CD Baby, or Spottify.
He has collaborated with Brian Vinero on two projects, most recently The Magnificent Ambersons (one of several “openings” at NMTE’s 2014 Fringe Show) and The Jurgens File (selections heard at the February 2013 NMTE Showcase).
See the WORKS LIST page for a more complete list of all pieces. Many scores are available through the J.W. Pepper and Score Exchange pages linked in the above menu.
His Festival Psalm was a finalist for the ALCM’s Raabe Prize. Recent performances include: "Pavane for Flute and Piano", "Hymn for Bassoon and Piano"; "Hymn" from the Suite for Orchestra; Convergence, commissioned by the Century College Chamber Orchestra (available on YouTube); and a band transcription of "The Night We Danced" for wind band from his Reflections CD.
In addition to composing, Steve freelances as a film music reviewer/commentator, bassoonist, conductor, and keyboardist. A respected reviewer, his analyses of film and video game music appear in Film Score Monthly, Film Music Review, and on his personal blog Cinemusical. Many of his reviews can also be found on composer, performer, and label sites.
For public performances, or to commission a new work, you can contact him with an email from this site. Music is available through the 2 score links above. Steven is a member of The Dramatist's Guild, BMI, American Composer’s Forum, New Music Theatre Exchange, and International Film Music Critics Association.