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.

"Time Squeeze" Commissioned by Bonnie Campbell, clarinet professor at Vandercook College in Chicago

Bonnie Campbell, clarinet professor at Vandercook College in Chicago, commissioned a piece for an upcoming festival at Vandercook College.   John Bruce Yeh, Assistant Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Vandercook Clarinet Ensemble will be premiering the new piece, "Time Squeeze", Friday, September 3rd, at the Vandercook School of Music.

Title page of new composition by Stephen Shewan, Grey Cat
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"Grey Cat" Commissioned by The Shepard Brass Quintet and Commission Consortium


The Shepard Brass, the faculty brass quintet of the University of Evansville, Indiana, along with a consortium, commissioned this new piece for brass quintet and percussion. Members of the commission consortium are:

          The Brass Arts Quintet at Tennessee Tech University


          IUP Brass and Percussion Faculty


          The Lincoln Park Brass


          Michelle Stebleton on behalf of the Florida State Brass Quintet


          Tom McCluskey


          The Millennium Brass


          Roberts Wesleyan College Brass Quintet


          Sarah Schouten


          Andrew Ziemba

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