How Artists Draw Inspiration from Nature (Parma Recordings)
The Perfectly Imperfect Musician
I did an interview with Teresa Kaye Powell for her wonderful new podcast, The Perfectly Perfect Musician.
Composer Spotlight - Flute New Music Network
A summary bio and comments about me on Flute New Music Network website. Posted 1/25/17.
Classical Classroom: Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! With Adventurer-Composer, Stephen Lias
(Houston Public Media - September 12, 2016)
Interview by Dacia Clay
Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with Composer Stephen Lias
(WCPN Radio, Loraine, OH - August 25, 2016)
by Angela Mitchell
Composer Returns from Preserve Inspired to Write
(KNOM Radio, Nome, AK - August 15, 2016)
by Tyler Stup
Composer Stephen Lias Reveals His Plan for a New Piece for Boulder Phil
(Sharps and Flatirons - June 20, 2016)
by Peter Alexander
Interview on Performance Today
(American Public Media - May, 2016)
I sat down for a nice chat with Fred Child. We discussed the relationship between national parks and classical music, and listened to some of my pieces.
Composer dodged grizzlies for research for "Gates of the Arctic"
(Shreveport Times, April 22, 2016)
Article by Maggie Martin
Rocky Mountain National Park Inspires New Piece For Boulder Philharmonic
(Colorado Public Radio - December 11, 2015)
Story by Corey Jones
Boulder Philharmonic Receives its First NEA Grant
Funds will commission a new work by Stephen Lias celebrating Rocky Mountain National Park
(Sharps and Flatirons - December 8, 2015)
By Peter Alexander
Boulder Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
(Daily Camera, Boulder Colorado. 12/8/15)
Article by Kelly Dean Hansen
Going Global: How ISCM Can Help
A discussion the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) and its potential to help composers connect to a more global network.
Seven Uniquely Inspiring Residencies for Composers
(WQXR Radio Blog, New York. Published, 10/15/15)
Composers Transform Nature's Symphony into Songs of the Wild
(Medill Reports Chicago, February, 2015)
Article by Sara Freund.
Stephen Lias, Adventurer-Composer
(Landscape Music, February, 2015)
A Kind Voice on Music featuring Stephen Lias
(Kind Voice Radio, February, 2015)
Hour-long live radio interview.
Adventurer-Composer Stephen Lias to Release CD of Music About National Parks
(PRWeb, January, 2015)
Press release about upcoming release of Encounters CD.
(Glacier National Park, June, 2014)
This is a video version of the multimedia talk I frequently give at national park visitors centers.
Boulder Phil's Season of ‘Legends’ Opens Strongly
(Sharps and Flatirons, September, 2014)
Peter Alexander's review of the premiere of Gates of the Arctic by the Boulder Philharmonic.
Stephen Lias: Composing in the Wilderness
(Denali National Park, July, 2014)
A live-stream interview with reporter Kris Capps.
ETSO/'Glacier Bay' - Peak Experience: Dr. Stephen Lias' series are inspired by national parks
Tyler Morning Telegraph, March, 2014)
This article ran in Tyler, TX prior to the premiere of Glacier Bay by the East Texas Symphony.
Composing in the Wilderness
(New Music USA, May, 2013)
Article by Andrew Sigler about this innovative field seminar for adventurous composers.
Blogging from NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance)
(NewMusicUSA, March, 2012)
This three-part blog by Stephen Lias covers the 2012 North American Saxophone Alliance in Phoenix, AZ.
Composing Alaska: Professor's music pays homage to national parks
(SFA Press Release, December, 2012)
Article that ran on the cover of "Sawdust" magazine.
Artist in Residence Sets Gates of the Arctic to Music
(KUAC, FM 89.9, Alaska Public Radio, August, 2012)
I did this interview following my residency at Gates of the Arctic National Park. Article and audio recording.
The Flute Music of Stephen Lias: His Musical Inspiration and Compositional Process
(University of Alabama, 2012)
Doctoral thesis by Whitney Farris O'Neal
The Movement: a composer’s ascent of Longs Peak, and the sonata it inspired.
(National Parks Magazine, Fall, 2011)
After serving as 2010 Artist-in-Residence for Rocky Mountain National Park, I wrote this article about how a composer takes an experience and makes music out of it.
(Composer USA, Spring, 2010)
So I bumped into Benjamin Brittan the other night...
ISCM World New Music Days 2009 - Stephen Lias
(ISCM Official Report, Fall, 2009)
Excerpts from "The Survival Guide"
(Composer USA, Fall, 2008)
A variety of excerpts from my overbloated syllabus for teachers of composition to chew on.
Composing Incidental Music for Live Theatre
(NewMusicBox, August 6, 2008)
An article exploring the typical practices, as well as some helpful guidelines, for scoring original incidental music for live theatre.
World Music Days
(Composer USA, Spring, 2008)
Review of the 2007 ISCM World Music Days in Hong Kong.
Surviving the Tempest
(Composer USA, Spring, 2006)
Discussion of the trials and joys of composing incidental music for live theatre.
Working With Young Composers
(Texas School Music Project, 2004)
A list of helpful suggestions for piano teachers, choir directors, and band directors