By Hal Haskins -->
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1954, Stephen Jaffe is a widely sought after and performed American composer. He grew up in a musically rich background. Though his parents were geologists, his father took up composition as a hobby.
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Composer Stephen Jaffe discusses how pieces evolve over time.
Composer Stephen Jaffe on how form affects a piece.
Composer Stephen Jaffe describes what it's like the first time a new piece is played.