Heather Stebbins is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic works with a background as a cellist. At the core of her music is a deep fascination with the inner structures and intricacies of sound. Whether these sounds originate from an instrument, an object in nature, or a computer, Heather uses sounds that strike her viscerally and intellectually as the germinating elements of her music.
Heather’s music has been performed by ensembles and soloists in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe, including the JACK Quartet, Ensemble U, eighth blackbird, L’Arsenale, loadbang, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. She is the recipient of several awards and has participated in masterclasses and festivals with composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Olga Neuwirth, Tristan Murail, Beat Furrer, Philippe Leroux, and Mario Davidovsky.
Heather is a Center For New Music Doctoral Fellow at Boston University where she studies with Joshua Fineberg. She is a teaching fellow in electronic music and aural skills. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Heather was a Fulbright Fellow in Estonia where she studied with Helena Tulve. She completed her BA in 2009 at the University of Richmond, where she studied composition with Benjamin Broening.
To learn more about Heather’s music, please visit her website.