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Stephen Shewan is an award-winning composer who has filled numerous commissions for orchestra, band, choir, vocal and instrumental chamber music. Please contact him here if you are interested in commissioning another composition.

2023 Praise the Rain  for Solo Horn, Tuba and Piano, and Concert Band - Poem by Joy Harjo


2022 Dedicatory Rhapsody This is a piece for ALL members of the music faculty at The University of Evansville Music Conservatory, for the opening of their new performance hall February 4, 2023.

2022 A Song of You and Me with text by Guan Daosheng, for Solo Tenor and Piano, was commissioned by John Hartwell for his beloved wife Sheila. "When words aren't enough, I had a song written for you." 

2022 Old Dances in New Spaces  commissioned by Timothy Zifer, DMA, trumpet professor at the University of Evansville Music Conservatory,  who premiered this piece for solo trumpet and percussion.


2021 Time Squeeze commissioned by Bonnie Campbell, clarinet professor at Vandercook College in Chicago  commissioned by Bonnie Campbell, clarinet professor at Vandercook College in Chicago, for a festival at Vandercook College.   John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Vandercook Clarinet Ensemble premiered the piece, "Time Squeeze", at the Vandercook School of Music.

2020 Grey Cat commissioned by the Shepard Brass, the faculty brass quintet of the University of Evansville, Indiana, along with a consortium, commissioned this piece for brass quintet and percussion.

2019 Leave Her, Johnny Leave Her commissioned by the Hornucopia Horn Quartet, Northport, NY

2014 All Creation is a Song of Praise and Christ Has No Body Now But Yours commissioned by the women of Bella Voce, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa Idaho, Dr. Judy Marlett, conductor

2012 Hoedown! commissioned by the United States Heritage Brass Quintet, Hampton Virginia

2010 Where You Begin Like Rivers commissioned by the Churchville-Chili Senior High School Concert Choir, Churchville, New York, Steve Cortese, conductor

2008 Come, Let Us Sing for Joy commissioned by the The Elmgrove United Methodist Church Choir in memory of John I. Habbersett (1936-2007), Gates, New York, Paul Britton, conductor

2006 Mt. Constitution commissioned for the Air National Guard Bands Patrick M. Jones, LTC Chief ANG Bands, Philip A. DeFranco, CMSgt. Enlisted Program Manager Air National Guard band Program

2005 Fanfare! commissioned by the New York State Band Directors Association Statewide High School Honor Band, Syracuse, New York, Edward Lisk, Conductor  

2004 King David’s Dance version for Trumpet, Piano and traditional middle Eastern percussion commissioned by Sandra Von Valtier, Wauconda, Illinois

2004 Land of Rest commissioned in loving memory of Linda Proffitt by John Proffitt, Houston Texas

2002 Suite for Marice commissioned by the Houghton College Symphonic Winds, Houghton, New York, Gary Stith, conductor

2000 For Dancing Hearts and Tunes commissioned for the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Erie County Music Educators Association. Erie County, New York

2000 A Celebration written for the 50th anniversary of KUHF-FM Radio Houston Texas

1998 Moods of the Pacific written for the Buried Treasure Ensemble, Buffalo, New York

1993 Pilgrimage commissioned by the Horseheads Middle School Concert Band, Yvonne Sloan, conductor

1991 Extol the Lord Our God commissioned by the Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church in North Chili, New York, Nelson Hill, conductor

1991 A Musical Zoo commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association District 11 Chorus in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Quakertown Community School District

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