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Stephen Dembski

Stephen Dembski

Composer of concert music, music theorist, editor, improvising conductor of long-form modular compositions

Professor, music; artist in residence, Pro Arte Quartet School of Music Work: 608-263-1900 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Composition for orchestra, voice, chamber ensemble, instrumental soloists, operas and works for improvising musicians
  • Music-composition theory and work of other composers
  • Improvising conductor of long-form modular compositions for jazz musicians


  • Goddard Lieberson Award, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Segnalazione, Premio Musicale Citta di Trieste
  • Fellowship, George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
  • Several Commission-Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Co-editor of two volumes of writings and lectures of composer Milton Babbitt