Steven L. Rosenhaus

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Steven L. Rosenhaus is respected as a composer, lyricist, arranger, conductor, author, educator, and performer. His concert music has been called “clever, deftly constructed and likable” by the New York Times, and Back Stage magazine has called his music and lyrics for the off-Broadway show Critic “sprightly, upbeat, and in the ballad repertory, simply lovely.” His works have been played throughout the world by such performers as the United States Navy Band, the U.S. Naval Academy Band, pianist Laura Leon, violinist Florian Mayer, conductor Milko Kersten and the Dresden Sinfonietta, the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, the Meridian String Quartet, conductor Paul Popescu and the Ploiesti Symphony Orchestra (Romania), and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Dieter Kober conductor.

Dr. Rosenhaus is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition at New York University (NYU), and also serves on the faculty at Nassau Community College. He holds a Ph.D. from NYU, as well as M.A. and B.A. degrees from Queens College, C.U.N.Y.; his composition mentors included George Perle, and Hugo Weisgall. Dr. Rosenhaus has conducted a wide variety of service, professional, amateur, and educational instrumental and choral groups, including the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the 108th Army Reserve Band, the United Choral Society (2001-2002) and, in 1998, the New York premiere of Sussex Celebration for orchestra on the main stage at Carnegie Hall. He currently has over one hundred original works and arrangements in print with E.F. Kalmus, Alfred Publishing, Music-Print Productions, and others; recordings of his works can be found on the Capstone, Music for a G’Day, and MPP labels.

Steven’s recent works include: Rescuing Psyche for flute and piano; Horns of Plenty for trumpet, 8 horns, double bass, and timpani; Accordances (Symphony No. 2) for orchestra; Variations on a Neapolitan Theme for band; and The Apian Way for piano. In addition, the book Writing Musical Theater by Allen Cohen and Steven L. Rosenhaus is published by Palgrave/Macmillan.

Steven Rosenhaus is a Yamaha Piano Artist, and has received numerous awards and grants from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and Meet The Composer, Inc.

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Steven L. Rosenhaus composes for:
* Orchestra
* Band
* Chorus
* Chamber ensembles
* Solo works
* Stage (including musicals) and film
* performers at all levels, from beginner through professionals.