Stephen Dembski. Copy details to clipboard. Composer of concert music, music theorist, editor, improvising conductor of long-form modular compositions. The American composer Stephen Dembski passed away unexpectedly on Aug. Dembski was a student of serial composer Milton Babbitt at Princeton. American composer Stephen Dembski () followed an unconventional path to becoming a sought-after composer of moving and beautiful tonal music. Profile: American flutist, composer and conductor, born 13 December Sites: In Groups. Born in Boston in , Stephen Dembski studied piano from an early age, and later (in elementary school) took up the flute. As a teenager, he played a lot. (@millsmusiclibrary) on Instagram: “We're deeply saddened by the news that composer, conductor, teacher, and raconteur Stephen Dembski ”. MADISON - Stephen Dembski () died of natural causes in his home on Saturday, Aug. 14, A husband of 33 years and father of two. Dembski was one of the foremost apostles of the modernist Milton Babbitt. Born in Boston in , Stephen Dembski studied piano from an early. Stephen Dembski. Decem - Aug. Stephen Dembski. Books 1. The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt Milton Babbitt. Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted.