Stephen Montalvo (b. 1984) is an active composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music based in New Orleans, LA. Through his music, he explores concepts related to resonance and rhythmic interplay, and draws inspiration from social and political concerns. His works have been performed throughout the United States by artists and ensembles including Carlos Cordeiro, the Talea Ensemble, the Omaha Percussion Ensemble, and numerous scholastic groups. He was the 2018 runner-up in the Southeastern Composers League’s Philip Stiles Memorial Composition Contest. Stephen is currently pursuing an MFA in Composition from Tulane University where he studies with Maxwell Dulaney and Rick Snow. Stephen is a graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX, where he received a Bachelor of Music and studied composition with Joseph Nelson and Robert Denham. Current affiliations include the Society of Composers, the Southeastern Composers League, and the Vic Firth Education Team as a Scholastic Educator and Marching Percussion Specialist.
For more information, including a list of works, performances, and my CV, please visit https://stephenmontalvo.com/