Stephen’s TED talk centers around the idea of music as a storytelling tool and how, with just a little understanding, everyone can be a maestro of their own world.
Stephen’s purpose in life is to spark transformative change throughout the world through the use of creative storytelling and music. A current senior at Emory University, he is an Interdisciplinary Studies major, where he has combined interests in journalism, marketing and advertising, digital media and music to culminate in a thesis about the rise of the internet rapper via the marriage of social media and hip hop. As a storyteller, his photos, videos, voice and words have won numerous awards and been featured everywhere from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to the Coca-Cola Company. As a musician, his performing, composing and arranging has taken hold in everything from jazz bands to barbershop quartets to projects for NASA.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx