Steve Rothstein, PhD is active as a composer and music instructor in the Los Angeles area. He received his Ph.D in Music Composition from the University of California, Los Angeles (2006), where he also completed his M.A. and B.A. (Music Composition). As a composer, Mr. Rothstein has written numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, wind ensemble, choral groups, as well as art songs. His works have been performed by the American Youth Symphony, the UCLA Philharmonia, the UC Irvine Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, and the New York Master Chorale. In 2008 his oratorio Hymn of Light received its international premiere in China.
As an instructor, Mr. Rothstein has lectured on a broad range of music topics including music fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, 20th century techniques, composition, orchestration, modal and tonal counterpoint, form and analysis, orchestral score study, style composition, ear-training, and film score analysis. He has taught at Los Angeles Valley College, Santa Monica College, and has lectured for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Adult Outreach Program. He currently teaches in UCLA Extension’s prestigious Film Scoring Certificate Program as well as at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.