"Erich Stem has an ear for sophisticated and intriguing spacing and textures...”

 - J. Reinthaler, Washington Post

Erich Stem's music has been performed live around the globe in places such as New York City, Boston, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Miami, England, the Netherlands, and Romania and can be heard on albums by critically acclaimed groups such as counter)induction, Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, and the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. His commissions include music for recognized artists such as saxophonist Johan van der Linden and flutist Lindsey Goodman

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Erich Stem to join resident faculty at the 2024 Alba Music Festival Composition Program

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Featured Music

Unbridled Spirit

You have reached the landing page for the "Unbridled Spirit" consortium commission, featuring the Louisville Youth Performing Art School's Symphonic Band (Kevin Callihan, Director).

Kayak

Commissioned by National Symphony Orchestra percussionist Scott Christian and the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra; for solo Marimba & Vibraphone and Orchestra.

Consider

Commissioned by the Juventas New Music Ensemble in 2013, it was released on the album, Spectres (April 30, 2016), featuring the Juventas New Music Ensemble and on an EP, Starting Point (April 4, 2017), featuring A/Tonal.

“Erich Stem’s Revisited filled the auditorium with the rich and beautiful sounds of the East. Inspired by Japanese Shakuhachi music, the three movements of this piece are unique and beautiful... echoing the feeling of poetry with fluid lines and sophisticated nuances.”

– Boston Theatre Review

Upcoming Events

July 14, 2024

Performance of Unbridled Spirit by Winds of the Mountain Empire

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Unbridled Spirit will receive a performance by Winds of the Mountain Empire (Donald Sorah, Director) at Union High School in Big Stone Gap, VA as part of a regional consortium commission featuring the YPAS Symphonic Band (Kevin Callihan, Director) and bands across the country.

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September 13, 2024

Brattleboro Music Center

Performance of Consider by the Juventas New Music Ensemble

Brattleboro, VT

Consider will receive a performance by the Juventas New Music Ensemble at the Brattleboro Music Center in Brattleboro, VT as part of Juventas's 20th Anniversary Season. This concert, titled "Studio to Stage", will highlight select works from Juventas's 20-year discography including music by Mari Kotskyy, Jonathan Sheffer, Libby Meyer, and Oliver Caplan.

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September 14, 2024

Multicultural Arts Center

Performance of Consider by the Juventas New Music Ensemble

East Cambridge, MA

Consider will receive a performance by the Juventas New Music Ensemble at the Multicultural Arts Center in East Cambridge, MA as part of Juventas's 20th Anniversary Season. This concert, titled "Studio to Stage", will highlight select works from Juventas's 20-year discography including music by Mari Kotskyy, Jonathan Sheffer, Libby Meyer, and Oliver Caplan.

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