Stephen Coxe received degrees from Swarthmore College and Yale University, where his principal teachers in music composition were Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman, Ezra Laderman, and Gerald Levinson. He has received several awards, among them an Aaron Copland Award, ASCAP Award, Belgian-American Educational Foundation Fellowship, Composers Guild Award, Friends and Enemies of New Music Prize, and Meet the Composer grants.
Currently he resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where teaches music theory and composition at Old Dominion University, and is also on the faculty of the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts. In the summer months he is a resident composer and faculty member at the Yellow Barn Music School and Festival in Vermont. Stephen has also taught at Yale, Peabody, Mannes (extension), and Loyola College in Maryland. He is Artistic Co-Director, with Nansi Carroll, of the Jubilus Festival.
Recent works from the 2010-2011 season include a two cello work commissioned in honor of Bonnie Hampton, a cello/piano duo for Thomas Kraines, a setting of William Blake’s “The Lamb” for soprano voice with violin scordatura, and a new work for narrator, recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord for the Norfolk (Virginia) Chamber Consort’s ‘A Universe of Dreams’ program with Neil Conan and Ensemble Galilei.
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