About Stephen Bigger

Stephen Bigger is a musical explorer, composer, and producer working to build global and cross-cultural bridges between the Ancient and the Modern. Stephen specializes in providing original, global style music by composing vocal and instrumental works for film, television, schools, and performing groups around the world.

Stephen’s connection to World Music is at the heart of his artistic vision. In early 2018 he began research and development on an Arabic-flavored piece for orchestra and choir called “World of Many Colors”. His studies with Elias Lammam include scales and rhythms from Ancient Persia to modern improvisations. This new original recording production features traditional and modern Middle Eastern mixed with classical instruments. The work is set to be released some time in the next year.

Stephen produces singer-songwriters from a wide variety of styles and is active in Skype-based coaching sessions including performance, vocal, songwriting, music theory, career, music team building, and artist motivational consultation.

The Rock Arbor Music catalog consists of original multi-media works in a variety of global genres from Stephen and a few select writers and artists. Rock Arbor Music features world vocal and instrumental repertoire for performances by schools, community, and semi-professional ensembles. Stephen’s compositions are upbeat, positive, accessible, inspiring content and harmonies, yet musically challenging even for the most seasoned voice or instrumentalist.

Specialties Include

Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles, Composition, Production, and Directing Performance Events, Audio, Performance Coaching, Directing, ProToolsHD Recording, Finale, Sibelius, Macintosh, Multimedia, Project Management, Live Recording, Music Typesetting, Orchestration, Arranging, Blogging, Vlogging, Music Theory, WordPress, DVD production, Editing, Filemaker Pro, Film Production, Final Cut Pro, Choral and Vocal Conducting.

Stephen Bigger


Two years ago I decided to professionally record 6 of my songs. I got a recommendation from a friend of mine named Dave Burns about a producer he had recently worked with to record an album by the name of...read more
James Jurado
Though I have been singing since age 9 in lessons and onstage, working with Stephen in the past year has really launched me to the next level, and helped immensely in the pursuit of my music career. His lessons, fine...read more
Heather Christie
Having worked with Stephen in the studio on several occasions, I have come to know and expect his attention to detail regarding not only the recording itself, but the vocal technique needed to make a vocal track stand out above...read more
Rhan Wilson
I've worked with Stephen in live performances and studio settings over ten years and have watched him get fine performances out of a wide range of singers and instrumentalists. He's very good at creating an environment that brings out the...read more
Kurt Ribak
Stephen invited me and my son Jack to record some vocals for one of his compositions. Stephen knows what he wants, and he knew how to describe it to us, and he didn't move on until we had given our...read more
Dan Wilkins
As a music student working towards my degree in voice, I can confidently say that Stephen is the most enthusiastic and visionary teacher I have worked with. He has an intensive musical background and is very knowledgeable in the study...read more
Vanessa Yearsley
I've had the pleasure of working with Stephen on some of his original compositions. He has a keen ear for tone, pitch and blend. He also works quickly which is great! We managed to double-track 4 part harmonies on several...read more
Bryan Dyer
Having worked with Stephen Bigger on numerous concert and recording projects in a wide variety of musical styles, I know him to be a profoundly knowledgable and inspired/inspiring musician/teacher. His command of music and recording technology is second to none....read more
Terrel Eaton
Stephen is an incredible songwriter, producer, and musician. I've worked with him as a vocalist both live and in the studio. The outcome is always awesome. For studio performance, Stephen has an exceptional ear for vocals and the expertise to bring...read more
Cissy Crutcher
When I found Stephen L. Bigger of Rock Arbor Music, all I brought with me were files containing a guitar track & some pretty rough vocals, but Stephen somehow saw/heard my vision. He "got it" right away. We made a...read more
Allegra Wakest
It was great working with Stephen. His studio is impressive, and set in a relaxed atmosphere. He is a good listener, and easy to work with. He is a musician, so he has a good ear for music. This helps...read more