Stephen Hatfield is a resident of Vancouver Island, where he composes for the theatre * Has taught band, chorus, stage band, vocal jazz, guitar, keyboard, steel drum and music appreciation, as well as university English and graduate courses in teaching techniques * Noted for his exciting arrangements of world music, and for his original works which weave influences from diverse cultures into a fresh and distinctive idiom * His choirs have earned gold medals in national festivals, and he has received various awards for his work in education, music and poetry, including the Governor General's Gold Medal * Often featured as a guest conductor and workshop leader throughout the world
Publications by Stephen Hatfield include: African Celebration for upper or mixed voice chorus Las Amarillas for 3 pt treble voices Missa Brevis for 3 pt treble voices Living in a Holy City for 5 pt treble voices or mixed voice chorus Best in the House for 3 pt treble voices
"Brilliant" — Jean Ashworth Bartle: Toronto Children's Chorus
"A genius" — John Barron: Amabile Youth Singers
"Stephen Hatfield’s music excites, challenges, and is utterly compelling. His voice is completely unique in the choral world, and no choir should be without his music in their repertoire" — Bob Chilcott
"Innovative and always intelligent, Stephen Hatfield’s arrangements and compositions cross musical boundaries and challenge choral conventions. The music is vibrant, interesting and often intense…" — Doreen Rao
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