Stacy Garrop has won numerous awards including a Fromm Music Foundation Grant, three Barlow Endowment commissions, and the Sackler Music Composition Prize, as well as competitions sponsored by the American Composers Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra. Her chamber and orchestral works are published by Theodore Presser Company, and she self-publishes her choral works under Inkjar Publishing Company. She is a Cedille Records recording artist. She has been commissioned by numerous ensembles and organizations including the Albany Symphony, Capitol Saxophone Quartet, Chanticleer, Chicago a cappella, Kronos Quartet, and Volti, Her works have been performed by the Cabrillo and Grant Park Music Festival Orchestras, the Avalon, Biava, Cecilia, Chiara, and Enso String Quartets, Fifth House Ensemble, Gaudete Brass Quintet, Lincoln Trio, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and Voices of Change.
Dr. Garrop earned degrees in music composition at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (B.M.), University of Chicago (M.A.), and Indiana University-Bloomington (D.M.). After teaching full time at Roosevelt University for sixteen years, she stepped down from her position in 2016 to become a freelance composer. She also served for six summers on the composition faculty of Fresh Inc Festival. She has held composer-in-residence positions with the Albany Symphony, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Music in the Loft chamber series, and the Skaneateles Festival. For more information, please visit her website at www.garrop.com or her all-things-composition blog at www.composerinklings.com