As a conductor, I offer a wide variety of options that lead to more efficient rehearsal and intimate collaboration. Whether premiering a new orchestral work of mine, or directing several works in a festival/college-residency setting, or simply leading a non-Stephenson program, I can offer a composer’s insight that otherwise might go untapped, creating a rewarding experience for both performers and audience-members.

Fees are negotiable. If you are interested, and would like more information, please contact me directly using the following form.

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Paul Merkelo; Solo/Principal Trumpet, Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Collaborating with conductor James Stephenson during the world premiere of his piece Martha Uncaged, was a brilliant and exciting experience.His command of the ensemble was masterful.

Upcoming Conducting Engagements

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Complete Concert Package

Program your entire Holiday Pops concert with James Stephenson’s arrangements and original works, for a discounted rental cost of $2000. With this package, there will be no extra charge for repeat performances. Here are a sample of suggested works.