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Stephen Lias

  • Composer


The works of Stephen Lias have been performed in concert and recital throughout the United States and abroad by soloists and ensembles including The Louisiana Sinfonietta, The Capstone Quintet, The Monmouth College Chorale, The Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, the NYU New Music Ensemble, and the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. His music is published by Conners Publications, ALRY Publications, Brassworks 4, Cimarron Music Press, and Southern Music, and his song cycle Songs of a Sourdough is available on Centaur Records. He was selected as the 2003 Commissioned Composer for the Texas Music Teachers Association, and has received ASCAPlus Awards every year since 1999. His chamber works are regularly premiered at regional and national conferences. In 2006, he was honored as a finalist in the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin's "Homage to Mozart" composition contest and his piece "Pursued" was performed in Moscow and at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He was a finalist in the 2008 Art Song Competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Lias is also active in the area of theatrical incidental music and has served for eleven years as composer and music director at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.