"The music of Stephen Halloran, while demonstrating a variety of styles, maintains a unique sound, easily recognizable in all of his works.  It is energetic, full of rhythmic vitality and uses a distinct harmonic language.  His works are effortless, witty and charming; they convince us that Stephen is a real composer"
-Lukas Foss

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Stephen Halloran, composer, conductor and pianist

Stephen Halloran (born Philadelphia PA 31 Mar. 1966) American composer and pianist earned a BM from the Eastman School of Music and MM and DMA from Boston University, studying composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, Lukas Foss and Stephen Albert.  Halloran’s music is frequently performed around the world including a recent performance by Berlin Counterpoint in Bonn, Germany.  Among his numerous awards for composition are the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship and multiple ASCAP grants.  Dr. Halloran was also the recipient of the Renee B. Fisher Award for his piano set, The Galilee Hitchhiker which is available on compact disk.  His music, Xiangqian for the film poet, has won national acclaim receiving the Princess Grace Award.  Dr. Halloran completed a major work commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra entitled Concerto for New Orleans. He is also chair of the Composition Department at the Rivers School Conservatory and a full-time professor at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.