New Compositions

The Cage We Make (Percussion Quartet)

Of Thy Noble Past (Concert Band)

A Waltz for One (Solo Piano)





May 2020

Premiere of Soft Snow

Héraðsdætur Women´s Choir

Reykjavik, Iceland


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Welcome to the official site for Wes Stephens. Here you can remain current on all of

his new works, commissions, premieres, performances, and clinics.


Havana Video

So I was roaming around Youtube watching indoor drumline videos and noticed that Central High School's 2015 indoor drumline show was in my queue of related videos. I had the pleasure of working with Central's pit and also got to compose a piece for them callled Havana (it's the middle movement in the video). Hope you enjoy the performance.



Help support young percussionists!

I was appointed the Director of Percussion at Lafayette High School this year. I am very excited to be working with these hard working and talented students and have already started upgrading our percussion equipment. My teaching partner, Joe Schreimann, and I have a grant on DonorsChoose that will go towards purchasing a much needed inventory of mallets and a few cymbals. Please help support these kids by donating or by sharing the link to your social media pages.

If you donate be sure to use the code LIFTOFF so that your donation is matched by DonorsChoose.


New Video

Hey guys,

I just posted a video of Luna's Tea Party for Jazz Band to YouTube. It was premiered by the St. Joseph High School Jazz All-Stars at the 2017 Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival on June 10, 2017. The group is under the keen direction of Chad Lippincott. Thank you guys for a wonderful performance!


Tales from Dimension X-New Commission

I have just received a commission to write a grade 1 work for concert band from Elizabeth Betts, who is the band director in the  North Harrison school district. My goal is to write a fun, challenging, and unique piece so I am drawing upon my love of sci-fi and writing a quasi-cinematic work that tells a story of a daring space explorer. It also introduces students to aleatoric elements and non-traditional chord sounds and melodies (lot of quartal/quintal based melodic ideas, chromatic mediant chords are also used to give it that spacey sound.)It will be a fun challenge for me to keep all of my ideas within the realm of possibility for second year players and I look forward to working with Elizabeth and her students in the future. 


Luna To Appear At Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

I just recieved word that Luna's Tea Party for jazz band will be performed by the St. Joseph High School All-Star Jazz Band during the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival. For more details visit