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Stefan Weisman creates playful and brooding soundscapes described by Anthony Tommasini (The New York Times) as "personal, moody and skillfully wrought." His works include chamber, orchestral and choral pieces, and he has specialized in vocal pieces that explore edgy and compelling topics. His opera Darkling, commissioned by American Opera Projects, was included in the Guggenheim Museum's Works & Process series, premiered to great acclaim at the Classic Stage Company and toured Europe in 2007. His one-act opera Fade was commissioned by the exciting British opera company Second Movement and premiered in London in 2008. It also had successful productions in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Brooklyn. Among his other commissions are works for Bang on a Can, Sequitur, and the Empire City Men's Choir.
A graduate of Bard College and Yale University, he is a PhD candidate at Princeton University. His composition instructors include David Lang, Joan Tower, Martin Bresnick, Steven Mackey, and Paul Lansky. Presently, he is on the faculty of the Music Department of the City College, CCNY. He has also taught at Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, and the Princeton University Department of Music.