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2016 BARLOW ENDOWMENT COMMISSION
The Barlow Endowment has funded Stacy's application to compose a new concerto for viola, strings, and percussion. This new 14-16 minute work will be premiered by violist Michael Hall and maestro Robert Nordling with two orchestras: the Bandung Philharmonic in the winter of 2017, and the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra in the summer of 2017.

2016 BOSTON CHORAL ENSEMBLE CHORAL COMPETITION
Stacy is the winner of the Boston Choral Ensemble's 9th Annual Commission Competition, and will compose a new choral piece that will premiere in Boston in May 2017.

CARTHAGE COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE JAPAN TOUR
Mr. James Ripley and Carthage College has commissioned Stacy to make wind ensemble arrangements of two movements from her
Mythology Symphony (Penelope Waits and The Lovely Sirens), which they will premiere in January 2017.

FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE TO PREMIERE FROMM FOUNDATION COMMISSION
Stacy was commissioned by the Fromm Foundation to write
And All Time for Fifth House Ensemble. In this innovative piece, the performers will narrate while performing their instruments. The texts are drawn from poems about time, penned by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Van Dyke, John Milton, and Walt Whitman. Fifth House will premiere the piece in Spring 2017.

Recent Recordings

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Creviston Duo
Work recorded:
Pieces of Sanity
To order:
CD Baby

Capitol Quartet
Work recorded:
Flight of Icarus
To order:
Blue Griffin Recording

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Avalon String Quartet
Work recorded:
String Quartet No. 4: Illuminations
To order:
Cedille Records

CCPA Orchestras
Alondra de la Parra and Markand Thakar, conductors
Works recorded:
Mythology Symphony, Shadow, and Thunderwalker
To order:
Cedille Records

Blue crop

Stacy's music is centered on direct and dramatic narrative. At turns both lyrical and experimental, she is always interested in telling a story through her music. After teaching full-time for 16 years at Roosevelt University, she stepped down from her position in 2016 to embrace a freelance career as a composer.

Photo: Frank Ishman

Inklings Blog

Stacy's all-things-composition blog addresses a variety of topics for composers, musicians, and audience members:

Blog 50:
Composers & Competitions: To Enter or Not To Enter?
Blog 49:
Why Composers (Should) Go on Concert Sprees
Blog 48:
Embracing a Freelance Career
Blog 47:
5 Marketing Tips for All Musicians
Blog 46:
The Composing Process: From the First Note to the Final Score

For a full list of blog entries,
click here.

Piece of the Month

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Chicago College of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble
Stephen Squires, conductor