2008Yedid Nefesh  2006Hashkiveinu

Steve Cohen received his training at the Manhattan, Juilliard and Eastman Schools of Music, and has composed a large catalog of symphonic, chamber, liturgical and musical-theater pieces, including the operas The Cop and the Anthem and La Pizza Del Destino. His orchestral composition Juggernaut won the 2004 Composer’s Award given jointly by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Museum in the Community. His vocal settings of Psalms 84 and 121 took first and second prizes in the 2006 Susan Galloway Sacred Song Award contest, and his setting of Hashkiveinu (chosen for the 2006 Shalshelet Festival) won an award from the New York Treble Singers in 2007. He has arranged and orchestrated numerous scores for orchestras, touring shows and other performing groups. He is a member of New York’s Zamir Chorale and is active in the musical life of Larchmont Temple (where, among other things, he plays Haman each year in the Purimshpiel). http://stevecohenmusic.net/