Stefan Weisman

Art Discipline: 
New York, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jan 2, 2007 to Jan 12, 2007

A graduate of Bard College (BA 1992) and Yale University (MM 1997), and is currently a PhD candidate at Princeton University. Presently, he is on the faculty of the Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program. He is a recipient of a 2006 Bang on a Can "People's Commission." Among his other commissions are works for Sequitur, the Gay Gotham Choir, and the Oregon Bach Festival which commissioned a piece in honor of George Crumb's 75th birthday. His orchestral music was included in the American Composers Orchestra's 2005 Underwood New Music Readings. He was the first-prize winner in the Roger Wagner Center's Choral Composition Competition, and he won the Chicago Ensemble's 2005 Discover America Competition. Anthony Tommasini (New York Times) called his opera DARKLING "personal, moody and skillfully wrought." DARKLING, commissioned by American Opera Projects, was included in the Guggenheim Museum's "Works & Process" series, and premiered in New York City in March 2006.