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"Meet the Composer" Event Sept. 29

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Music Department at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will host a "Meet the Composer" event featuring Dr. Stacy Garrop, a composer from Chicago, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Myers Fine Arts Building, Room 112. The event is free and open to everyone.

Garrop, an associate professor in composition at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University, is the recipient of several awards and grants including the 2005 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize and 2005 and 2001 Barlow Endowment commissions. She has performed in several competitions including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 1999-2000 First Hearing Composition Competition, Omaha Symphony Guild's 2000 International New Music Competition and the New England Philharmonic's 2000 Call for Scores Competition. 

She was selected to participate in the American Composers Orchestra Whitaker New Music Reading Session, Minnesota Orchestra's Reading Sessions and Composer Institute, Dale Warland Singers New Choral Music Program and the Minnesota Orchestra's Perfect Pitch Reading Program.  She received a 2002 Artists Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council and was a finalist for the 2001 Rome Prize. 

Garrop was the 2004-2005 composer-in-residence of Chicago's Music in the Loft chamber Music Series, which featured performances by the Biava Quartet, Enso Quartet, Lincoln Trio, and pianist Anthony Padilla.  She will be composer-in-residence again with Music in the Loft during the 2006-2007 season. 

Her works have been performed by the Seattle New Music Ensemble, Society for New Music, Princeton Singers, the National Repertory Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony and Santa Cruz Symphony to name but a few.  Her works have been choreographed by a-ha! Dance Theatre of Kansas City.   

She has attended residences at the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts, Oxford Summer Institute, Round Top Music Festival and Wellesley Composers Conference. Several of her works have been published by the Theodore Presser Company and Hildegard Publishing Company.

Garrop 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. 

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