Steven Kennedy resides in New England where he freelances as a film music reviewer/commentator, bassoonist, conductor, and keyboardist. He is a member of the American Composer’s Forum, the Dramatist’s Guild, Leading Musicians, and BMI.
He composes in a variety of genres with works for orchestra, band, chorus, and solo instruments. He has also completed several musicals, including: Mark the Halls (a parody of Hallmark TV Christmas movies); Chantecler (based on the Rostand play); The Magnificent Amberson’s (adaptation of the Booth Tarkington novel); as well as original scripts (The Jurgens File, Tinsel in the Toilet). During the pandemic, he created two new solo albums focusing on songs from his musicals, Off 2 Broadway, and freely-improvised piano music, Improvs for Hope, to add to his first release, Reflections.
A respected reviewer, his analyses of film and video game music appear in Film Score Monthly, Film Music Review, and on his blog Cinemusical, which additionally features reviews of classical music.