Discipline: Music Composition

Stephen Albert

Discipline: Music Composition
MacDowell Fellowships: 1964, 1969, 1974, 1975
Stephen Albert (1941-1992) was an American composer. His work was very much rooted in traditional classical music, and he drew much inspiration from music of the 19th century. His work is known for being very powerful and dramatic. Albert studied music and composition from a young age, and later taught music at several schools and universities. His symphony, RiverRun, received the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for music. Albert also had numerous commissions and fellowships to his name by the time of his death.


Phi Beta

Stephen Albert worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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