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JACK STAMP (b. 1954)

Jack StampJack Stamp is Professor of Music and Conductor of Bands at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting. Dr. Stamp received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from IUP, a Master's in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University where he studied with Eugene Corporon.

Prior to his appointment at IUP, he served as chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at Campbell University in North Carolina. He also taught for several years in the public schools of North Carolina. In addition to these posts, Dr. Stamp served as conductor of the Duke University Wind Symphony (1988-89) and was musical director of the Triangle British Brass Band, leading them to a national brass band championship in 1989.

Dr. Stamp's primary composition teachers have been Robert Washburn and Fisher Tull, though he was strongly influenced by his music theory teachers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and East Carolina. Recent studies include work with noted American composers David Diamond, Joan Tower and Richard Danielpour.

He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer throughout North America and Great Britain. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States. He has won the praise of American composers David Diamond, Norman Dello Joio, Samuel Adler, Robert Ward, Robert Washburn, Fisher Tull, Nancy Galbraith and Bruce Yurko for performances of their works. He is also a contributing author to the "Teaching Music Through Performance in Band" series released by GIA Publications.

In 1996, he received the Orpheus Award from the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for service to music and was named a "Distinguished Alumnus" of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, he received the "Citation of Excellence" from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. In 2000, he was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.

Two CD recordings on the Citadel label entitled "Past the Equinox: The Music of Jack Stamp" and "Cloudsplitter" by the Keystone Wind Ensemble with the composer conducting feature his band works. He is founder and conductor of this ensemble, and also leads them on the Citadel releases, "Night Fantasy: The Wind Music of Robert Ward", "Divertimento: Wind Music by American Composers", "Celebrations", "Wind Visions: The Music of Samuel Adler", "Songs of Abelard", "Pageant", and "Cornerstones".

Website: www.arts.iup.edu/facmus/jestamp/

 

WORKS

Chamber
Elegy for English Horn (English horn and piano)
Four Maryland Songs (soprano voice and piano)

Concert Band
All Hail the Power (with Timothy Mahr, Andrew Boysen, Jr., Joseph Pappas, and David Gillingham)
Elegy for English Horn and Band (solo English horn and band)
Four Maryland Songs (solo soprano voice and band)
Melting of the Winter's Snow (solo soprano voice and band)

Percussion
Vociferation (percussion ensemble 13)

 

 

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