Composition/Theory D.M.A. Columbia University, M.A. Columbia University, B.A. Columbia University.
J. Stephen Dydo is a graduate of Columbia University. A composer of more than fifty pieces, his music has been performed by both chamber groups and orchestras in the United States and abroad. Amongst the most notable performers of his compositions are the Gregg Smith Singers, Stitching Combinatie van Utrechtse Muziekbelangen, New Calliope Singers, Group for Contemporary Music, and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.
Dr. Dydo continues to work as a freelance guitarist nd conductor, performing in various national venues with the Gregg Smith Singers, the Group for Contemporary Music, and the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. A founding member of the Composers Ensemble, he has lectured nationally regarding his participation in the group. Mr. Dydo is the recipient of such prestigious grants and awards as the Fulbright Research Grant, American Music Center grant, National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Johnson Composer’ Conference grant, the Joseph Bearns Prize, and the BMI Young Composers Award.