Stephen Cohn

Specialties: Music Composition, Sibelius Tutoring and Engraving, Composition Instruction.

What Stephen Cohn is offering:

Sibelius Music Notation Software Tutoring and Engraving, Composition Instruction, Transcribing, Orchestration.

How Stephen Cohn can help you:

I am an Emmy winning Composer of film and Concert Music. I have been a Sibelius (notation program) tutor and engraver for the last ten years. I became enthusiastic about the program from its very early versions in 1999, was one of the first professionals in this area to do so and soon became a Sibelius Ambassador. I was the first to teach Sibelius at UCLA Extension. The Sibelius Company began to recommend me to composers seeking help with program in Southern California. So I soon found myself doing engraving work and tutoring for many LA composers including Lalo Schifrin, David Benoit, Mark Watters, Lee Holdridge, Jeff Lorber, Vince Mendoza, Dorrance Stalvey, Eduardo Del Barrio, Daniel May, Eric Lindsborg (Don Davis’s score the Matrix Game), Michael Tavera and David Newman – and many outside So Cal such as Gordon Getty and Vivian Adelberg Rudow. Of course, I have done all my own chamber music and film scores in Sibelius including the music that has recently been reviewed in the Huffington Post and other journals in the USA and Europe.
My work with Lee Holdridge, who is a prolific composer and arranger, has included engraving scores and parts for artists such as Placido Domingo, Neil Sedaka, Jim Curry, Ronan Tynan and many Pops Orchestras around the world.
I have not publicized this much as I have been focused on my own composing and have found that my Sibelius work for a few clients was sufficient. However, at this point I would like to find a few more composers or students who would like my help with engraving their scores or would like tutoring in the software. I have a website for my Sibelius work:
Please feel free contact me directly or to look at the site if you have questions about Sibelius or would like my help with engraving or would like to learn to use or improve your skills with Sibelius.

Stephen Cohn is internationally recognized for his music for the concert stage; scores for feature films, and television.

His concert works have been performed and recorded by the world's finest orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the United States and Europe, such as the Arditti Quartet, the Kansas City Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic the Chroma String Quartet, the Eclipse Quartet, Palomar, and the Midnight Winds. He has been Composer-in-Residence at The International Encounters of Catalonia in France and has been commissioned to compose new works which have been performed in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Fort Worth, Tempe, Rome, Brussels, Ceret, Passau, Berlin, Orihuela, China (various cities), and Prague.

Stephen’s classical and commercial recordings have been released by Warner Bros., Motown, A&M Records, Columbia Records, Albany Records and At Peace Media.

He has received an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Music", and his scores have been part of many award winning productions and feature films which included such stars as Lily Tomlin, Joanne Woodward, Kathleen Quinlan, Colleen Dewhurst, William Shatner, and Wallace Shawn. He has received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for his CD release, “Two Together, An American Folk Music Suite”.

Recent premieres include: Metaphors and Contrasts for woodwind quintet, Essay for Guitar and Dance in the Dream for Classical Guitar, The Giver of Stars, for cappella choir, Seven Dances for piano, Winter Soul, for string quartet (reviewed in the Huffington Post), Sea Change for Pierrot Ensemble, and American Spring for string trio and marimba (reviewed in the Huffington Post).

Recent reviews include: Huffington Post, The Eclipse Quartet and its Contemporary Cosmos 1/30/2011. Huffington Post, World Premiere of American Spring by Stephen Cohn at Shumei Hall 4/9/2012. From Out Of The West, Hear Now Festival 9/4/2012. Also, Chicago Classical Review, Passau Journal.