Stephen Morris is a composer based in Toronto, whose music strives to create musical
experiences which separate the listener’s connection to the world through the expression of
atmospheric and trance inducing works. His music has been published in the SCI Journal of
Music Scores and included in concerts, conferences, short films, theatre productions, and
installations around the world. Stephen’s music has been programmed in places such as Arizona
State University, Carnegie Hall, Chateau De Fontainebleau, Trojhalí Karolina, Yancheng First
Public Retail Market, New York University, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
He has collaborated with ensembles and artists like the Prague Philharmonia, Imani Winds,
Moscow Contemporary Ensemble, Hanzhi Wang, and the Lincoln Centre Theatre Directors Lab.
Stephen has participated in various music festivals as a composer such as Ostrava Days (Czech
Republic), Écoles d’art américaines de Fontainebleau (France), Impuls (Austria), reMusik
(Russia), Don’t Sleep In Yancheng (China), Imani Winds Chamber Festival (USA), Charlotte
New Music Festival (USA), Music At The Close (USA), and SCI Regional Conference (USA).
Stephen is a graduate of Mannes School of Music where he earned his Masters of Music in
composition. He is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Toronto, studying with Gary
Kulesha. Stephen has previously studied with Reiko Füting, and Huang Ruo. He has taken
lessons and master classes with Tristan Murail, George Lewis, Christian Wolff, Bernhard Lang,
Bright Sheng, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Kotoka Suzuki, Deqing Wen, and Ana Sokolovic.

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