Zack Stanton is a composer and conductor from Conway, Arkansas. He has written for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and chamber ensembles of various sizes, and his work has been increasingly performed throughout the United States, as well as Ireland and South Korea.
Recent commissions have come from the University of Georgia Midfest Band Festival, the Millikin University Percussion Ensemble, percussionist Matt Teodori, and horn player AnneMarie Cherry. In the fall of 2015 pianist Paul Barnes released a recording that includes Zack's piano solo work, Scenic Route. In 2012 his Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble received Honorable Mention in the ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Competition. During the 2011-2012 season, the Austin Symphony Orchestra premiered the orchestral version of Triple Venti Latté under music director Peter Bay. In 2011 Line Upon Line Percussion released a recording of Echoes of Veiled Light, for percussion trio.
Active as a performer, Zack served as a pianist and conductor for the University of Texas New Music Ensemble and for four years acted as the Assistant Director of the group. Currently, he assists with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, where he is Lecturer of Music Theory and Composition.
Zack received his Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Dan Welcher, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Donald Grantham, and Russell Pinkston. Prior to his appointment at the University of Iowa, Zack taught at Belmont University and the University of Texas at Austin.
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