Jeremy Rapaport-Stein (b. 1992) is a composer and performer currently residing in Somerville, MA. The music he writes is quite eclectic, but tends to concern itself with visual art, time, personal narrative, speech/vocal sounds, and uncontrollable euphoria. Upcoming performances and commissions for the 2015-2016 season include a piece for Duo Cortona (violinist Ari Streisfeld and vocalist Rachel Calloway) as part of the 2015 SONiC festival, a short chamber opera for Boston-based company Guerilla Opera, a L’Histoire du Soldat ensemble work for Orchestra 2001, and a quartet for the new NYC-based CollisionSeries. Jeremy’s been lucky enough to have previously worked with several wonderful ensembles and individual performers, including the Lydian String Quartet, Fear No Music, Sound Icon, Sō Percussion, clarinetists Gleb Kanasevich and Eric Umble, vocalists Clara Rottsolk, Rachel Calloway, and Kimaya Diggs, violinist Ari Streisfeld, flutist Molly Barth, and the wind ensemble, jazz band, and symphony orchestra of Swarthmore College.
Jeremy is currently pursuing an MFA in composition and theory from Brandeis University, where he studies with Yu-Hui Chang. His former primary teachers include David Rakowski, Gerald Levinson, and Martin Boykan. He was named a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award in 2014 and 2015 and was a finalist for the PUBLIQuartet’s 2015 emerging composers contest. An award-winning cellist and jazz/funk pianist, he has performed or heard his work premiered in parks, churches, Chinese restaurants, dive bars, and Carnegie Hall.