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Stephen Cabell

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Stephen Cabell


Stephen Cabell (b. 1984, Owensboro, Ky.) is a Los Angeles-based composer.

Cabell studied at The Juilliard School with Christopher Rouse, The Curtis Institute of Music with Jennifer Higdon and Richard Danielpour, and attended Interlochen Arts Academy. In fall of 2015, Stephen began pursuit of his DMA at University of Southern California and is currently studying with Andrew Norman and Sean Friar.

He is a founding faculty member of the Atlantic Music Festival Composition Program. From 2011-2015, he taught ear training and theory at Manhattan School of Music Precollege and was theory and composition faculty at the Kaufman Music Center in New York.

Stephen's artistic mission is to write music that can be understood and appreciated by both casual and expert listeners. His music has been performed and commissioned by leading orchestras and ensembles including the Indianapolis Symphony, Curtis Symphony, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Iktus Percussion, Imani Winds, the Lyra Society of Philadelphia, RAM Players, and pianist Lisa Moore among others. Stephen enjoys collaborating on works with leading musicians of his generation. Past collaborators including David Fung, Sean Kennard, Bianca Garcia, Michael Lodico, Alicia Choi, Sean Ritenauer, Futaba Niekawa, and Jonathan Schiffman.

Stephen received the Hans J. Salter Endowed Music Award from the University of Southern California, the Joseph H. Bearns Prize in Music from Columbia University, the Prix Nadia Boulanger from the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau, the Marylyn K. Glick Young Composer Award from the Indianapolis Symphony, multiple Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and ASCAP Plus Awards. His residencies and fellowships include the Yaddo artists’ community, the American Conservatory of Fontainbleau, France, Lewes Chamber Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival and School. He is an associate member of the Random Access Music Composers' Collective.

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