Heather Stebbins


Heather Stebbins is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic works with a background as a cellist. At the core of her music is a deep fascination with the inner structures and intricacies of sound. Whether these sounds emanate from an instrument, an object, or a computer, Heather uses sounds that strike her viscerally and intellectually as the germinating elements of her music. She is currently on a Fulbright Fellowship in Tallinn, Estonia, where she is working with composer Helena Tulve.

Heather is a Center For New Music Doctoral Fellow at Boston University where she studies with Joshua Fineberg. She teaches classes in electronic music, MaxMSP, and aural skills. Heather graduated from the University of Richmond with degrees in Music Theory /Composition and Cello Performance in 2009, where she studied composition with Benjamin Broening. She has participated in masterclasses with such composers as Tristan Murail, Philippe Leroux, Salvatore Sciarrino, Olga Neuwirth, and Mario Davidovsky.


Along with fellow composer Lesley Hinger, Heather is the co-founder of the Boston-based Acoustic Uproar concert series, which promotes emerging composers and performers in the programming of extremely contemporary music.