Stacy Garrop

American composer Stacy Garrop was born in 1969 and studied at the universities of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Chicago and Indiana-Bloomington.

From 2000 until 2016 she taught composition and orchestration at Roosevelt University, and has since worked as a freelance composer.

In 2009/10 she was composer-in-residence with the Albany Symphony, and in 2011 at the Skaneateles Festival. From 2012 until 2017 she was on the faculty of the Fresh Inc Festival, and from 2016 until 2019 she was composer-in-residence with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to other appointments, in 2022 and 2023 she was featured composer of the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival and the University of Texas at San Antonio New Music Festival.

Garrop's music is centred on dramatic and lyrical storytelling, and she has received a string of commissions. Her music has been recorded on many labels, but is particularly featured on Cedille Records, based in Chicago, which is the area where she lives.


A selection of articles about Stacy Garrop

Spotlight. A Kind of Reconciliation - Keith Bramich enjoys his journey through Stacy Garrop's oratorio 'Terra Nostra'. '... powerful, quirky and beautiful by turns, given life by the soloists, chorus and the varied orchestral accompaniment ...'

Spotlight. Complex and Interesting - Songs for tenor, violin, cello and percussion, enjoyed by Geoff Pearce. '... the tenor, Brian Thorsett, has an admirable technique ...'

CD Spotlight. Unreservedly recommended! - Songs inspired by Billy Collins, heard by Howard Smith. 'The florid accompaniment with piano trio seemed wholly apt to me.'