Composer and educator Stanford Scriven was born in Portland, Oregon in 1988.
His works have been performed by numerous collegiate and professional ensembles in the United States and around the world including Scandinavia, Asia, the Baltic states, and the United Kingdom. In addition to performances at both regional and national American Choral Directors Association conventions, Stanford’s music has been featured on various radio broadcasts nationwide, including American Public Media’s “Performance Today” and Minnesota Public Radio’s “Regional Spotlight.”
From 2011-2012, Stanford served as composer in residence for the Minneapolis-based choral ensemble Magnum Chorum under the direction of Dr. Christopher Aspaas. Stanford graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, and currently directs a high school choral program in Salem, Oregon.