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 review music.
Improvs for Hope album is now available. The piano music was part of a series of direct improvisations intended for relaxation or meditation. Sales of the album will include donations to the MA COVID-19 RELIEF FUND (administered by the Boston Foundation).
The Marian Sonata for violin and piano was recorded March 2018 by Vit Muzik and Lucie Kaucka for Parma Records and released on In Tandem.
He has collaborated with Brian Vinero on several projects, most recently, The Tinsel in the Toilet. 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).
His Festival Psalm was a finalist for the ALCM’s Raabe Prize. Recent performances include: "Toccata for Band" ,"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.