Steven Kennedy



Composer Steven Kennedy studied music at Minnesota State-Mankato and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  His composition catalogue currently includes two symphonies, a violin sonata (premiered in Texas), a trumpet sonata, several band and orchestra pieces, numerous choral works and songs.  His Festival Psalm was a finalist for the ALCM’s Raabe Prize.  Recent premieres include a movement from his recent Suite for Orchestra; and Convergence, commissioned by the Century College Chamber Orchestra (available on YouTube).  A CD of original piano music, Reflections, is avialble exclusively through  He has collaborated with Brian Vinero on two projects, most recently The Magnificent Ambersons (one of several “openings” at NMTE’s 2014 Fringe Show) and The Jurgens File (selections heard at the February 2012 NMTE Showcase).  In addition to composing, Steve freelances as a film music reviewer/commentator, bassoonist, conductor, and keyboardist.  A respected reviewer, his analyses of film and video game music appear in Film Score Monthly, Film Music Review, and on his personal blog (  His music is available at  Steven is a member of The Dramatist's Guild, BMI, American Composer’s Forum, and International Film Music Critics Association.