Stephanie Musser

Stephanie Musser

BandChristianAdult Contemporary

“My music is ideally suited for film. Music sets the entire mood for the film---it’s the setup and the precursor for what people are getting ready to see and takes them even further into the emotion. My job is to stir up the emotions in the film.”

Biography

Stephanie has been performing since she was 7 years old, both singing and playing the piano. She started accompanying her father when she was in the 3rd grade, and went on to perform in music and theatre throughout high school and college, performing every opportunity she had, particularly in church. She has been perfecting her craft of songwriting over the course of the last 22 years since her formal training at Oklahoma City University (OCU) School of Performing Arts where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre. Cutting her teeth in acting and musical performance in classical roles like Reno Sweeney from “Anything Goes” and Sarah Good in “The Crucible,” Stephanie developed a unique style of creating her own musical compositions with a mixture of classical, jazz, pop, and of course, musical theatre.

Stephanie’s debut professional performance was in 1992 at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City where she unveiled “The Passion’s Dream,” a performance art piece that she composed, produced, and performed. Her professional experience includes shooting an original 12-pilot series in 1995 for OETA Oklahoma Public Television as a project through OCU, containing a mix of extemporaneous music and performance art. Also that year, she was the opening act for Michael Hedges and Crosby, Stills, & Nash in a benefit at Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheater, for the parents of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bomb victims. She was also a showcase performer for a David Yurman design exhibit in 1996 also in Oklahoma City. She has performed over the years at various functions: fundraisers, private gatherings, cafes, songwriting workshops, art galleries, cabarets, and music ministries, parlaying her talents now in the film industry writing musical scores for television and film.

Lyrics

Don't Let Your Heart Cry

Written By: Stephanie Musser

©Copyright 2005 by Stephanie Musser
P 2005 Costa Bella Publishing
Time: 5:00 minutes

You have come, and you have gone And all the while I’ve thought of you.
Remembering back on how we were
The sunlit days were filled with us.

And I can’t help but think what could have been.
If we had stayed the same and been just friends.
But life goes on and people change.
You’ve changed.

Now I see you through eyes of difference.
I can see now how we’re so different.
So I’ll go and be the one to walk away.

Don’t let your heart cry for me..
I won’t be waiting to see.
If you will come back and be the guy I knew before.

Don’t let your heart cry for me.
‘Cause I am stronger, you’ll see.
I’ll keep on walking -
And time will heal my heart.

Don’t let your heart cry for me.
I won’t be waiting to see.
If you will come back and be the guy I knew before.

Don’t let your heart cry for me
‘Cause I am stronger, you’ll see.
I’ll keep on walking -
And time will heal my heart.

I'll Be Comin' Home

Written By: Stephanie Musser

©Copyright 2005 by Stephanie Musser
P 2005 Costa Bella Publishing
Time: 4:22 minutes

It’s been a while since I’ve been home.
And looking back I see all your faces.
The ones I love and the ones I know.
I stand alone in unfamiliar places.

And as I see the world around -
Through eyes of war in desolate wastelands.
I hear the cry of freedom soar -
Upon the wings of men.

And you be watchin’ -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Set the table -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Put your smile on -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home - To you again…

If we all could see through others’ eyes - then I would be back home again.
I’d have you in my arms at night -instead of holding firelight.
Within my hands, I'd gladly lay - my
weapons down and trade them in for you.

And you be watchin’ -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Set the table -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Put your smile on -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home - To you again…

And you be watchin’ -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Set the table -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home.
Put your smile on -
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ home - To you again…

Discography

Where the Wind Blows (2004)