BA Music University of Toronto
ARCT in Composition, Royal Conservatory of Music
Avid Certified Pro Tools
ASCAP Film Composers Workshop
BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop
Additional advanced mixing studies at Berklee College
Philip David Stern has composed original music, scores and orchestrations for live theatre, film, television, concert and dance.
His scores for live theatre have played off-Broadway ("Scrooge" at the Lamb's Theatre NYC and Lincoln Center), Toured nationally ("Scrooge", "Dream") and internationally, including the highly acclaimed show "TAP KIDS" (winner of a five star review at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Stern has been commissioned to create original music for dance (Canada's prima ballerina Karen Kain, Gypsy Project NYC, Extended Dance Co. , Off-Center Dance Co) Jazz orchestra (BMI Jazz Orchestra) and classical ensembles (Hora Decima Brass) and has written and produced chart topping instrumental music for saxophonist Michael Massaro and harpist Sandra Fann.
Film and television credits include multiple-Gemini award-winning series The View From Here, Human Edge and Saturday Night at the Movies. Masterworks, Sunday Night at The Cinema, History, From the Heart, Vista, as well as "The Spacewatch Club" Series for Houston PBS.
For more than a decade Stern has been executive director of New York Stage Originals. New York Stage Originals creates exciting new stage theatricals. Currently, Young Dr Jekyll, with music and lyrics by Stern, which premiered at Proctors theater, is being developed for 0ff-Broadway. NY Stage currently has several new theatricals in the pipeline. for more information. visit www.nystage.com