Steven Rosenhaus

Steven Rosenhaus

Membership: LICA, N.A.R.A.S., ASCAP, NYSSMA, NAfME, Society for Music Theory, Music Theory Society of New York State, College Music Society, American Composers Forum.
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Steven L. Rosenhaus is respected as a composer, lyricist, arranger, conductor, author, educator, and performer. His concert music has been called “clever, deftly constructed and likable” by The New York Times, and Back Stage magazine has called his music and lyrics for the off-Broadway show Critic “sprightly, upbeat, and in the ballad repertory, simply lovely.” His works have been played throughout the world by such performers as the United States Navy Band, the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the New York Repertory Orchestra, pianist Laura Leon, violinist Florian Mayer, conductor Milko Kersten and the Dresden Sinfonietta, the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, the Meridian String Quartet, conductor Paul Popescu and the Ploiesti Symphony Orchestra (Romania), and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Dieter Kober conductor.

Dr. Rosenhaus serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition at New York University (NYU). He holds a Ph.D. from NYU, as well as M.A. and B.A. degrees from Queens College, C.U.N.Y.; his composition mentors included George Perle and Hugo Weisgall. Dr. Rosenhaus has conducted a wide variety of service, professional, amateur, and educational instrumental and choral groups, including the U.S. Naval Academy Band, the United Choral Society (2001-2002) and, in 1998, the New York premiere of Sussex Celebration for orchestra on the main stage at Carnegie Hall. He currently has over 150 original works and arrangements in print with LudwigMasters Publications, Music-Print Productions, and others; recordings of his works can be found on the Capstone, Musical Tapestries, Richardson, and MPP labels.

Steven’s recent works include:

  • Fake Folk Song Suite No. 1 for string orchestra
  • Nine Feet of Brass (a Concerto for Trombone and Band)


  • Accordances (Symphony No. 2) for orchestra
  • Rescuing Psyche for flute and piano
  • Variations on a Neapolitan Theme (“Cicerenella”) for band
  • The Apian Way for piano

Steven Rosenhaus is the author of The Concertgoer’s Guide to the Symphony Orchestra (The Music Gifts Company), and co-author with Allen Cohen of Writing Musical Theater (Palgrave Macmillan). He is a Yamaha Affiliate Piano Artist, and has received numerous awards and grants from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and other organizations. For more information, please see his web page.