Stephen is the founder and Artistic Director of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project in Chicago. A conductor, composer and trumpeter, he has been acclaimed on four continents for his virtuosity and interpretative depth in recitals, orchestral appearances, chamber music, and multimedia performances and has worked closely with composers John Corigliano, Osvaldo Golijov, Gunther Schuller, Jacob TV, and La Monte Young. Native to Wellesley, Massachusetts, Stephen studied under Carmine Caruso, Armando Ghitalla, Arnold Jacobs, Vincent Penzarella, Gerard Schwarz, Pierre Thibaud, William Vacchiano, and Roger Voisin at the Tanglewood Music Center, The Juilliard School, and postgraduate studies in Paris. He won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the NEA Recital Grant, the Naumburg Award, the Charles Colin Award, the Meier Arts Achievement Award, and the Maurice André Concours International de Paris. Stephen is a former tenured Professor of Music at Indiana University and is currently Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University, as well as with Amici della Musica in Florence, Italy. CDs at MHS, Dorian, Delos, Essay, Kleos, & Innova.
Stephen is a Yamaha performing artist.