"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

This is the landing page for the "Unbridled Spirit" consortium commission, featuring the Louisville Youth Performing Art School's Symphonic Band (Kevin Callihan, Director). Please visit again for updated information about the work-in-progress and consortium members!

Kayak

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

re:CONNECT

Consortium commission featuring the La HERmandad duo. World premiere given at the International Clarinet Association's 50th Anniversary "Clarinetfest" in Denver, Colorado.

“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

March 5, 2024

Youth Performing Arts School

World premiere of Unbridled Spirit by the Youth Performing Arts School Symphonic Band of Louisville.

Louisville, KY

Unbridled Spirit will receive its world premiere at the Youth Performing Arts School of Louisville as part of a national consortium commission featuring the YPAS Symphonic Band (Kevin Callihan, Director) and bands across the country.

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May 23 to June 3, 2024

Alba Music Festival Composition Program

Resident Faculty at Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy.

Alba, Italy

Erich Stem will join the 2024 Alba Music Festival Composition Program as a resident faculty member, serving alongside composers Elliott Miles McKinley, Jennifer Bellor, and J Anthony Allen, as well as guest faculty Carl Schimmel and resident composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The composition program, located in Alba, Italy, takes place during the summer as part of the Alba Music Festival. Participating composers will have the opportunity to take private lessons and engage in masterclasses and workshops. Participants in the program will also have their works performed and professionally recorded by members of the 2024 ensemble-in-residence, the SOLI Chamber Ensemble.

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