Clarion-Goldfield grad wins prestigious song contest

Ryan David Stevens, a 2010 Clarion-Goldfield graduate, is an American composer who now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents are Kathie and Russ Stevens. Ryan received a B.M. in music theory and composition in 2016 from the University of Northern Iowa, studying under Dr. Jonathan Schwabe and Dr. Alan Schmitz. Stevens takes interest in loosening the definition of what it means to make "high art" music. He often takes inspiration from the experimental production and composition styles of noise, electronic, and rock/pop music, while continuing to push boundaries in the contemporary classical realm of music composition and performance.

For the full story, see the Feb. 14th edition of the Monitor