Conductor — Composer
Jamison Stevens (b. 2000) is a conductor and composer from Redlands, California. He is currently pursuing a master’s of music degree in choral conducting from the University of Redlands, where he also received a bachelor’s of music degree in music composition. There he has studied with Cindy Snyder, Louanne Long, Anthony Suter, Andre Myers, Joseph Modica, and Nicholle Andrews.
As a conductor, Jamison has collaborated with a number of fellow young composers, premiering their works for concerts, recitals, and recording sessions. He has also conducted the Chapel Singers and University Choir for their choral concerts as well as for the Feast of Lights, a renowned Christmas tradition at the University of Redlands, for which he conducted his own original composition, The Mother and the Child (2020). He currently serves as the director of the University of Redlands Youth Choir, as well as the director of music at the Community Presbyterian Church in Redlands.
Collaboration has also been a significant part of Jamison’s work as a composer. With composer Timothy Cunningham, they have composed works including Hymns of the Nativity (2019), written for choir and orchestra for the 72nd Feast of Lights, as well as 12 and Change (2021), written for choir and piano and dedicated to Krista L. Newkirk, J.D. upon her appointment as the twelfth president of the University of Redlands. Jamison has also had his own compositions—including choral, vocal, and instrumental works—performed at recitals, concerts, and church services across the country.
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MUSIC COMPOSITION BY STUDENTS HONORS NEW PRESIDENT
November 19, 2021
As music composition students at the University of Redlands, Jamison Stevens ’22 and Timothy Cunningham ’22 have spent the last four years learning about different facets of the craft—from stylistic and technical tasks such as forming melodies, harmonies, and chord progressions to creating sheet music and engaging in the music production process. Last spring, when it was announced that Krista Newkirk would be the University’s 12th president, the pair began to think about writing a piece of music to mark the occasion.
“No one asked us to do it; we just decided ourselves,” says Stevens, who previously collaborated with Cunningham on the Feast of Lights masterwork in 2019. “I figured: Why not? We have experience.”
THESE UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS STUDENTS SCORED A FIRST AT THE ANNUAL FEAST OF LIGHTS
November 29, 2019
Two University of Redlands sophomores are the first students to compose the musical centerpiece for the longstanding Feast of Lights celebration. The composition is also their first orchestral piece, and it’s in Greek.
Only a handful of students have written any of the music for the Redlands Christmas tradition since it was conceived in 1947, but Jamison Stevens and Timothy Cunningham did not let that deter them.
They were inspired in 2018 after attending their first Feast as students at the college.
“We were both profoundly impacted by the beauty of the event,” Stevens said in an email. “The Feast of Lights is such a unique event, and is so rich and deep in meaning for the community, and that really stuck with me in particular.”
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
June 16, 2021
When the University of Redlands 2020 Summer Piano Camp was canceled because of COVID-19, students and organizers tapped into their “the show must go on” determination to create a whole new experience using video.
U of R Summer Piano Camp, a week-long workshop for intermediate to advanced pianists ages 9-18, has been held on the main U of R campus since 2008. Artist Professor of Piano Louanne Long, who is executive director of the camp, said there is high anticipation for the program and many of the campers return year after year.
When the pandemic sent the University into lockdown and plans for the 2020 camp were canceled, there was a pause to lament and then the Bulldog spirit kicked in.