Film Score Studies
Steve Rothstein, is a music instructor, lecturer and composer in the Los Angeles area. He received his PhD in Music Composition from the University of California, Los Angeles (2006) where he also completed his M.A. and B.A. He currently teaches in UCLA Extension’s prestigious Film Scoring Program where he won the 2013 Distinguished Instructor Award, and at Santa Monica Commmunity College. As a professor, Dr. Rothstein has lectured on a broad range of music topics including: film score analysis, harmony, 20th-century techniques, counterpoint, form and analysis, orchestration, and composition. He has taught at Los Angeles Valley College, Santa Monica College, and at California State University. He has also lectured for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Adult Outreach Program. Dr. Rothstein has written numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, wind ensemble, choral groups, and art songs. His works have been performed by the American Youth Symphony, the UCLA Philharmonia, the UC Irvine Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, the Riverside Philharmonic, the Bratislava Studio Symphony, and the New York Master Chorale. In 2008 his oratorio Hymn of Light received its international premiere in China. Interest in Judaic music led Steve Rothstein to study at the Brandeis-Bardin Collegiate Institute (1996), and then onto a one-year study program at the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) in Arad, Israel (2000-1). He currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Judaic Sacred Music Foundation.