sense of architecture and tonal play are characteristic
of Stephen Eisenhauer’s choral works. A native
of Ottawa, where he is currently based, Eisenhauer is
a composer, guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter
– wide-ranging talents that are revealed in his
compositional voice. Eisenhauer feels that his forte
has been writing music for choirs and string quartets,
although works for solo piano, voice, horn, and viola
also rank high in his total oeuvre.
early training in music included studies in piano, cello,
voice, and organ; his choral experience began as a choirboy
at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. He went on to
complete an undergraduate degree in vocal performance
(BMus, 1998) and a graduate degree in music theory (MA,
2002), both at McGill University in Montréal.
While in Québec, he taught music a Collège
Prep International, Trafalgar School for Girls as well
as McGill University for several years before moving
back to Ontario in 2005. Eisenhauer also completed his
Bachelor Education (2005) at the University of Ottawa.
He is currently
a teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board,
and continues to be active in several choirs as a soloist
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