- Benjamin Stevenson (b. December 19, 1995) is a 21-year-old Music Composition student at the University of Texas at Austin, where his teachers include Donald Grantham, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Dan Welcher, and Russell Pinskton. Stevenson enjoys writing for any medium and has a wide variety of musical interests—spanning orchestral and wind ensemble music, film music, music for dance, and chamber music. His “Chamber Symphony: Observations on Homogeneity” – for which he won the George H. Mitchell Award – was recently premiered by the University of Texas New Music Ensemble. He served as musical director for HOLLOW: a dance collaboration presented as a part of the Cohen New Works Festival, and his music has been showcased in the C.L.U.T.C.H. new music series and the Sound in Sculpture series. In the area of film music, he composed the score for the award-winning short film/musical “The Letter E.” In addition to his composition studies, Stevenson is a dedicated oboist and a member of Andrew Parker’s oboe studio. He is a performing member in the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra.