Steven L. Rosenhaus

Steven L. Rosenhaus (b. Brooklyn, NY) is a composer, lyricist, arranger, conductor, author, educator and clinician, and performer. His concert music has been called “clever, deftly constructed and likable” by The New York Times; the Sächsiche Zeitung (Dresden, Germany) declares it “expressive….Its song-like melodic sequences and balladic aspects give it a lyrical beauty, within a newer soundworld.” Back Stage magazine called his music and lyrics for the off-Broadway show “Critic” “sprightly, upbeat, and in the ballad repertory, simply lovely.” His original works and arrangements are performed by such musicians as the New York Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, pianist Laura Leon, violinist Florian Mayer, the Dresden Sinfonietta, the Meridian String Quartet, several U.S. military ensembles including the U.S. Navy Band (Washington, DC), and educational ensembles at all levels throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and the EU. Dr. Rosenhaus holds a Ph.D. from New York University where he serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition; other degrees are from Queens College (CUNY). He has over 200 original works and arrangements in print with Excelcia Music Publishing and other publishers. Recordings of his music are on the Musical Tapestries, Richardson, Capstone, and MPP labels. Dr. Rosenhaus is a frequent guest conductor and clinician of service, professional, community, and educational groups at all levels. In addition Dr. Rosenhaus is a dramatruge for Broadway- and off-Broadway-bound musicals. He has consulted on approximately 30% of musicals presented in those venues since 2006. Steven L. Rosenhaus is the author of “The Concertgoer’s Guide to the Symphony Orchestra” (Music Gifts Company) and co-author with Allen Cohen of “Writing Musical Theater” (Palgrave Macmillan). Dr. Rosenhaus is a National Patron of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity and has received numerous awards and grants from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and other organizations.

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