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Stephen Melillo

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Stephen's Symphony IIII: Lightfall, was nominated for the Pulitzer and Nemmers Prize in Music. Winner of three 2009 Telly & Ava Awards for his 2005 Visualized Concert, Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, Stephen's concert-version was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. His 15 feature film scores include the Oscar-nominated 12:01PM and the horror thriller, The Unwilling, both directed by Jonathan Heap. An ASCAP Concert Awards recipient each year since 1992, Stephen's more than 1190 works include 4 symphonies, several concerti and over 38-hours of Music for Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™. The most recent STORMWORKS Chapter 55 CD: Way of the Wanderer was recorded by Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr. With 28 CDs and 6 books on iTunes, and simply by word-of-mouth, Stephen's pioneering, self-publishing entity known as STORMWORKS has gone from 0 to many thousands of worldwide renderings since 1992.


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“Melillo is to wind music what Beethoven was to the symphony orchestra, and he follows a Beethovenesque design of increasing the musical tension almost to the breaking point, receding, and then reaching again. It is superlative musical craftsmanship and inspiring to hear.”  Marvin Sosna, Music Critic



“His S-MATRIX Symphony was fabulous, full of childlike wonderment as the composer intended and marvelous sounds.  And they worked to maximum effect — a brilliant, original use of orchestral resources for a sophisticated, sensational, beautiful and satisfying experience.”   Nancy R. Ping-Robbins, Music Critic


“...a new voice in the direction of music, his sound – a bridge between the serious and the immediately visceral.”  Maestro Gerhardt Zimmerman, Conductor

“If you want to know what the human spirit really is, you must, Yes - Must come to the Z tonight to hear a phenomenal world premiere that will put tears in your eyes. Symphony No. IIII by Stephen Melillo is a very powerful work. I am not embarrassed to admit that when I saw the score for the first time, I was in tears. What a powerful and moving work. It was commissioned by the Canton Symphony Orchestra for the 25th anniversary of the ADA (American Disabilities Act).  Your soul will be opened." Maestro Gerhardt Zimmerman, Conductor

 

“...his ability to create a mood, find precisely the right touch of drama and create the needed effect was manifest... the sustained chords in the choir, the timpani’s roar, the harp’s glissandos.  Melillo used them all with a sense of absolute rightness and the result was fresh, joyful and exciting... each measure scored with an unerring ear for drama and emotion.”  John S. Sweeney, Music Critic



“He could become the Leonard Bernstein of this age... Everything he creates has many layers, ranging from synchronicity to the significance of numbers, from visceral emotions to the brotherhood of mankind.” John S. Sweeney, Music Critic

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BIO by SCL 

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Music by Stephen Melillo has been played and recorded by some of the World’s finest ensembles and conductors. More than 1190 works span from the IBM Thinkpad® Demo to the Concerto for Violin & Orchestra. Currently, 160 commissions for Ensembles of the 3rd Millennium™ comprise the body of recorded work called STORMWORKS.


ASCAP continues each year since 1992 to recognize Stephen’s work with Special Awards in Concert Music. In 2005, his Documentary in Music, KAKEHASHI: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Marking 60 years since the end of WWII, this 70-minute work involved an unprecedented gesture in Music-making and made International History. Inspired by and dedicated to the Survivors of the Bataan Death March, Kakehashi was recorded by an ensemble of 2 American Choruses and 143 world-class Japanese Military Musicians specially appointed for this historic occasion by the Japanese Ministry of Defense. In 2006, The World Historic recording, STORMWORKS Chapter 5:8, Writings on the Wall, was balloted in 4 categories in the 49th Grammy Awards. In 2008, the “visually scored,” DVD version of THAT WE MIGHT LIVE was balloted in the 50th Grammy Awards for Best Long Form Documentary.  The same work won 2 Telly Film Awards for History/Biography and Music Concert.  It also won an AVA Award that same year.



In 1992, Stephen’s innovation in self-publishing and digital music dissemination, known as STORMWORKS, established a modern precedent in international Music publishing. STORMWORKS is represented online and via store dealerships in the United States and throughout 28 European and Asian countries.


You will find Stephen’s scoring work in 15 feature films and 28 network television programs, and in the 1991 Academy Award-nominated movie 12:01PM starring Kurtwood Smith. In the early 1990’s Stephen composed game music for Nintendo, Sega-Genesis and others through his affiliation with Absolute Entertainment. His work in this field, presented at the 1993 NAMM convention positioned him as a pioneer for a completely new generation of “film-scoring” approaches to game-music.



During the scoring of 12:01PM, Stephen authored and implemented Music To Picture, a hands-on curriculum establishing, in 1991, the film-scoring program at the State University of New York at Purchase.



The 1992 premiere of Stephen Melillo’s S-MATRIX Symphony # Numberless, conducted by Maestro Gerhardt Zimmerman with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, received the first standing ovation in the 40-year History of the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. During intermission, a delighted Maestro Zimmerman commissioned Stephen’s; Symphony 2: At Life’s Edge, which premiered in 1996. He has since commissioned SYMPHONY IIII: Lightfall, nominated for another Pulitzer Prize in Music.



As the creator of MIDIMAST, (MIDI-Music, Mathematics & Science) sponsored by the Ford and Carnegie Foundations and the New York Academy of Science, Mr. Melillo trained 275 New York City Mathematics & Science teachers in the early 1980s while demonstrating a quantifiably improved understanding of mathematics and science via music composition. Case studies included numerous classes with K-6 students from Harlem, Spanish Harlem, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens.



His scoring techniques, orchestration and recording practices with the modern Wind Ensemble have been the subject of several Doctoral dissertations in America, Europe and, the Orient. Many of the World’s finest ensembles and conductors continue to employ his innovative strategies and instrumentation.



Many of Stephen’s students now enjoy musical careers as professionals in an eclectic range, employed as teachers, recording artists, television and studio musicians and members of major symphony orchestras. 

With 17 years in the public schools, 45 years as an international guest conductor, and more than 48 years as a practitioner of the Chinese martial art, Stephen’s ability to communicate musically comes from an extensive knowledge base. From beginning instrumental students to Musicians employed by the Rotterdam and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, Stephen has worked with a vast array of multinational students aged 4-87. Such diverse experience includes teaching Braille-reading music students at Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts to teaching close-quarter defense techniques to an 11-man detachment of Green Berets stationed in Mansfield, Connecticut during the late 1970s.



Stephen studied conducting with Jens Nygaard and Atilio Poto, a student of Arturo Toscanini. Varied educators, conductors and commissioning parties have termed Stephen Melillo’s work “a new voice in the direction of music.”




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