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Maddie Stephenson is a Los Angeles-based composer, pianist, songwriter, and arranger known for her unique juxtapositions of harmony and texture. A recent Master's degree recipient from NYU Screen Scoring, Stephenson has collaborated and continues to collaborate with many talented filmmakers, showrunners, game designers, and podcast creators. Many of these projects have received recognition at festivals such as Doc NYC, Georgia Shorts Film Festival (Best Score nomination), and the Austin After Dark Film Festival.
Since beginning her career as a composer in 2017, Stephenson has written a multitude of solo and chamber works that have been performed across the globe, reaching from Athens, Greece to Topeka, Kansas. In December 2020, she was commissioned by Lake Forest Academy (IL) to write fifteen original songs for a brand new musical, “City of the Seven Gates,” which opened in the Spring of 2021. She was most recently commissioned by Kearsarge High School to write a piece for wind band, "Sands of Time," which premiered on May 23, 2023.
Maddie was recently selected for the ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop's Composer Spotlight (Spring 2023). During her undergraduate years at Boston University, Stephenson received the School of Music Departmental Award for Music Theory & Composition (2021). She has acquired multiple awards for concert piano performance, such as Finalist for the Emilio del Rosario piano concerto competition, and multiple first-place prizes from the North Shore Music Teachers’ Association Sonata Competition. Maddie has thoroughly enjoyed her journey as a musician thus far, and looks forward to where it will take her next.
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