Stephen Lounsbrough is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music (2010) and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (2012). He studied sacred music under R. Irving Van Hooser. Throughout the course of his education he was involved in a variety of musical activities including singing in choir, playing in orchestras and string quartets, arranging choral and instrumental music for various groups, conducting the ensembles, and substitute teaching music theory. In 2012, he studied composition under William Dougherty (Drake University), and in August 2013, began a Master of Music Composition at Central Michigan University studying composition with David Gillingham. Nine of Stephen’s past twelve summers have included involvement in a music seminar in Northeast Brazil, Semana de Música Sacra. Stephen has taught subjects of music theory, theology of worship, choral conducting, and violin at the Semana de Música Sacra. He also composes and arranges for the ensembles. He was privileged to hear the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble perform his choral work, "Oh, the Depth of the Riches," as part of their 20-year anniversary celebration in May 2013. Other projects have included recording a collection of solo piano pieces entitled "Three Structures" and a performance of his string quartet entitled "Images from the Interior of Brazil." Current composition activities include a song cycle for bass-baritone on texts from the book of Job, a flute and marimba duo entitled Yellow and Purple, and a concerto for double bass.


Traveling Music: Double Bass Concerto - II. Reverie

Written for Jacob Webster. Live performance on November 16, 2014.

Oh, the Depth of the Riches

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For the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble Premiered May 20, 2012 at Faith Lutheran Church, Clive, Iowa

Purple and Yellow

For Flute and Mallet Percussion Premiered at Central Michigan University by Jeremiah Willson and Storm Benjamin Finalist in the FNMC 2016 Composition Competition; Newly Composed category