Contemporary Music Seminar

41st Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

Each year, RSC presents a three-day festival of student recitals, guest performers, lectures, master classes, and presentations all focused on contemporary music. Works performed in the seminar must be composed within the last 25 years so the students and audiences hear, play, and learn the music of their time.

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Performed Over
New Pieces
By more than
world premieres
and over
commissioned works

Commissioned Composer
Stephen Halloran earned his BM from the Eastman School of Music and his MM and DMA from Boston University. He studied composition with Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwanter, Lukas Foss and Stephen Albert. Halloran’s awards include the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, multiple ASCAP grants, the Renee B. Fisher Award for The Galilee Hitchhiker for piano, and the Princess Grace Award for the film score for Poet. Mr. Halloran teaches composition and theory at RSC, as well as theory at Boston University and Tanglewood.