Stacy Garrop (D.M., Indiana University, 2000) has won several competitions including the Chicago Symphony Orchestraa€™s 1999-2000 First Hearing Composition Competition, Omaha Symphony Guilda€™s 2000 International New Music Competition, and the New England Philharmonica€™s 2000 Call for Scores Competition. She was selected to participate in the American Composers Orchestra 2001/2002 Whitaker New Music Reading Session, Minnesota Orchestraa€™s 2001/2002 Reading Sessions and Composer Institute, Dale Warland Singers 2000/2001 New Choral Music Program, and the Minnesota Orchestraa€™s 2000 Perfect Pitch Reading Program. She received a 2002 Artists Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a 2001 Barlow Endowment commission, and was a finalist for the 2001 Rome Prize.
Stacy is the 2004-2005 composer-in-residence of Chicagoa€™s Music in the Loft chamber music series; her works will be performed on this series by the Enso Quartet, Biava Quartet, Lincoln Trio, and pianist Anthony Padilla. Other performances of her music will be given this year by the Orion Ensemble, Empyrean Ensemble, New EAR, Minnesota Youth Orchestra, and the choir Volti.
Her works have been performed by the new music ensembles International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Callisto Ensemble, EARPLAY, New EAR, Third Angle, Seattle New Music Ensemble, Society for New Music, Ambassador Duo, and at the 2003 World Saxophone Congress; by the Princeton Singers, Volti, Murray State University Concert Choir, Vox Caelestis, and the Chicago College of Performing Arts Chamber Singers; and by the Minnesota Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Womena€™s Philharmonic, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Her works have been choreographed by the a-ha! Dance Theatre of Kansas City.
She has attended residences at the Banff Centre for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, Yaddo, Wellesley Composers Conference, Aspen Music Festival, Oxford Summer Institute, Round Top Music Festival, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Theodore Presser Company and Hildegard Publishing Company publish several of her works.
Stacy was guest composer and speaker at the Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras conference in Amarillo, Texas in 2004. She has guest lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of South Carolina at Columbia, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Amarillo College, and West Texas A&M University. She is an Assistant Professor in Composition at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University.