|Stephen Feigenbaum is a composer, songwriter, and singer who works in a variety of genres, including classical, musical theater, and pop music. Many of his projects are driven by a passion for turning mainstream audiences into fans of classical music.
Stephen was a creator and the sole arranger of
Yeethoven, a 2016 orchestral concert in Los Angeles in which the music of Kanye West and Beethoven were interwoven and compared. The program was widely recognized in publications ranging from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone and USA Today and was reprised in winter 2017-18 in Los Angeles and at New York's Lincoln Center. Stephen's project Doctrine, created in 2017 with San Diego choir Sacra / Profana, presented traditional choral textures in an indie-pop format and ascended to the top five in the Hype Machine charts of music blog buzz, an unheard-of feat for a choral work.
Stephen has worked extensively as a pop music producer with artists including Vic Mensa, Alessia Cara, Rufus Wainwright, Trinidad James, Mr. Hudson, and No I.D. as well as on his own singing project which has been heard more than one million times on Spotify. Stephen's Off-Broadway folk-rock musical Independents was named a New York Times Critic's Pick and one of the Huffington Post's ten best plays of 2012. Stephen did music preparation for the score to the Oscar-winning movie The Revenant.
Stephen's classical music has been performed and recorded by the Cincinnati Pops, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children's Chorus, contemporary music pianists Lisa Moore and Vicky Chow, and the string quartet Ethel in venues including Boston's Symphony Hall and New York's Alice Tully Hall. Stephen has won two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and a 2013 Charles Ives award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Stephen holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music composition from Yale, where he studied with Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang and received instruction in musical theater composition from Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori.