Stephen Bulla
Stephen Bulla
Stephen Bulla received his degree in arranging and composition from Boston's Berklee College of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has entered his third decade as Chief Arranger to The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and White House Orchestra and is responsible for the production of music that encompasses countless styles and instrumental combinations, most of which are performed for Presidential functions and visiting dignitaries in Washington DC.

His compositions are performed both in the concert hall and on broadcast media. According to a recent ASCAP survey his music was used in the last year on the following television programs: CSI Miami, Cold Case, Jag, Joan of Arcadia, Without A Trace, Guiding Light, Ren and Stimpy, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, and Survivor. Working directly with film score legend John Williams, he has transcribed music from Star Wars and Catch Me If You Can for performances by the Marine Band with the composer conducting. His musical arrangements have also been featured on the PBS television series In Performance At The White House and performed by many artists including Sarah Vaughan, The Manhattan Transfer, Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Nell Carter, and Larry Gatlin.

In 1990 he was awarded the prestigious ADDY Award for best original music/TV spot, and later provided a music score for the
Century of Flight series on the Discovery Channel. In 1998 he was honored by The Salvation Army in New York for his extensive contribution to their catalog of published music for bands. That event included a Profile concert of his compositions, featuring performances by the New York Staff Band.

His commissioned concert works include instrumental compositions that are performed and recorded internationally. The Dutch, British, Swiss and New Zealand Brass Band Championship organizations have all commissioned test pieces from his pen.

Recent activities include a commission from the Library of Congress to complete and orchestrate the last known manuscript march of John Philip Sousa. That music with a recording is now available free from the library's web site.
Stephen Bulla is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and has received that organization's Performance Award annually since 1984. He travels frequently as a guest conductor of "All State" bands around the country

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