STACY’S MUSIC is centered on dramatic and lyrical storytelling. She shares stories by taking audiences on sonic journeys - some simple and beautiful, while others are complicated and dark - depending on the needs and dramatic shape of the story. Stacy is a freelance composer living in the Chicago area.
CHICAGO OPERA THEATER’S “EMERGING OPERA COMPOSER”
Stacy is the first composer in Chicago Opera Theater’s new Vanguard Initiative. She will be in residence with COT for 2018-2020, during which she will write a new chamber opera. For more information, click here.
KRONOS QUARTET PREMIERES GLORIOUS MAHALIA AT CARNEGIE HALL
Kronos Quartet and Carnegie Hall commissioned Glorious Mahalia from Stacy. This piece delves into audio recordings of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson conversing with oral historian/WFMT radio host Studs Terkel. The piece premiered in Zankel Hall on 1/19/18. For more information, click here.
2018 BARLOW PRIZE WINNER
Stacy is the winner of the Barlow Prize! The Prize provides a commission for a new work for reed quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon) that will be premiered by the Calefax Reed Quintet, Akropolis Reed Quintet, and the BYU Reed Quintet. The premieres will take place in 2019. Click here to read the press release.
2016 BARLOW ENDOWMENT COMMISSION
The Barlow Endowment has funded Stacy's application to compose a new concerto for viola, strings, and percussion. Stacy composed Krakatoa, which will be premiered by violist Michael Hall and maestro Robert Nordling with two orchestras: the Bandung Philharmonic in January 2018, and the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra in the summer of 2018.
MUSIC ALIVE RESIDENCE WITH THE CHAMPAIGN-URBANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras have chosen Stacy and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra as one of five orchestra/composer pairings for Music Alive’s multi-year residence program. The pairings will develop and implement programs to work within the orchestras and their communities, as well as to mentor younger composers. The pairings will also work together as a cohort, learning from each other and sharing their experiences on this journey. Click here to read the press release.
Photo: Frank Ishman
15-MEMBER UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM PRODUCES QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver was commissioned by fifteen colleges and universities. Our member groups are: Appalachian State University, Arizona State University, Baylor University, Butler University, Carthage College, Louisiana State University, Penn State University, SUNY Potsdam, University of Alabama, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Oregon, and the University of South Carolina. These groups will be performing the work in 2018 and 2019.
Mythology Symphony, Shadow, and Thunderwalker