Stephan Carroll is best-known for his composition “Symphony No. 1,” which was featured in the national publication Keyboard Magazine. He was also selected in the top 20 semifinalists in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, and his music was featured in the short film “Tears for the Son” in the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, his work has been broadcast in the 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards show.
Piano performance has been the focus of Stephan’s life for over 30 years, which includes 15 years of classical training, and over 20 years of composition. His has studied film composition through the Film Music Institute, including the Music for the Media course. He has a successful track record of producing soundtracks for TV commercials, corporate videos, video games, and online media.
In his professional life, Stephan is the general manager of The Center of Music and Art in Wintersville, Ohio, as well as a performing church musician. His unique combination of technology and music caught the attention of PBS, who interviewed him as a part of their documentary on electronic music in the modern era.
Stephan’s music is a blend of technology and realism, in a variety of styles and genres. While orchestral music is his preferred media, he also dabbles in more contemporary styles, including jazz and electronica. He is a talented composer/musician with a true heart for music.
Aimee Simpson-Carroll is a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Regents’ Degree of Liberal Arts, focusing on Music Education with a flute emphasis. Since September of 2007, she has been a member of the Pittsburgh City Flutes and Pittsburgh Flute Academy. Within that time, this group has performed at the Benedum Center for the performing arts, Carnegie Music Hall, Heinz Hall with the PSO, Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall opening pre-concert for James Galway, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Convention Center for the National Flute Association Conference, First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Newlonsburg Music Academy located at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville, PA, and the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.
Aimee’s teaching duties include: private and group flute lessons, private piano lessons, all Kindermusik classes, and the music program for The School of Bright Promise. She is also the assistant band director at Indian Creek High School.
Aimee has had the opportunity to perform in the Orchestral Pit for Wheeling Jesuit University’s theater production of Carnival, West Liberty University’s Concert Band when they were in need of a piccoloist, and the Mid-Atlantic Festival Flute Choir located at Reston, Virginia for the Flute Society of Washington. She is also a member of the National Flute Association and the Tri-State Community Band.
On May 10, 2008, she performed her own Flute Recital at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, PA and on April 17, 2010, she had the honor to serve as a judge for the 2010 Flute Adjudication Festival that was in conjunction with the Third Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Flute Academy. She has been a member of the National Flute Association since 2007.