Dr. Jack E. Stamp (b. 5 March 1954, College Park, Md.) is an American composer and educator.
Dr. Stamp received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education Degree from IUP, a Master’s in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University (ECU), and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from Michigan State University, where he studied with Eugene Corporon. Dr. Stamp’s primary composition teachers have been Robert Washburn and Fisher Tull, though he was strongly influenced by his music theory teachers at IUP and ECU. Recent studies include work with noted American composers David Diamond, Joan Tower, and Richard Danielpour.
He retired as Professor of Music and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2015 after 25 years, where he conducted the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band and taught courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting. Prior to his appointment at IUP, he served as chairman of the Division of Fine Arts at Campbell University in North Carolina. He also taught for several years in the public schools of North Carolina. In addition to these posts, Dr. Stamp served as conductor of the Duke University Wind Symphony (1988-89) and was musical director of the Triangle British Brass Band, leading them to a national brass band championship in 1989.
He is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and composer throughout North America and Great Britain. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States. He has won the praise of American composers David Diamond, Norman Dello Joio, Michael Torke, Samuel Adler, Robert Ward, Robert Washburn, Fisher Tull, Nancy Galbraith and Bruce Yurko for performances of their works. He is also a contributing author to the “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series.
In 1996, he received the Orpheus Award from the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for service to music and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, he received the Citation of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. In 2000, he was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
Works for Winds
- Gambol (Flex instrumentation) (2020)
All Wind Works
- AirLink (2009)
- Aloft! (1997)
- Antithigram (1977/1988)
- As If Morning Might Arrive
- Aubrey Fanfare (1998)
- Bandancing (2004)
- Be Thou My Vision. See: Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision
- The Beltway Jam (2006)
- Cenotaph (1992)
- Cheers! (1995)
- Chorale and Toccata (1993)
- Chorale Prelude: Be Thou My Vision (1997)
- Chorale, Scherzo, and Dance
- Cloudsplitter Fanfare (2000)
- Concerto for Euphonium (as transcriber) (2018/2020)
- Divertimento in F (1995)
- Down East Fanfare (2003)
- Elegy and Affirmation (1994)
- Elegy for English Horn and Band (1999)
- Ere the World Began to Be (1996)
- Escapade (2007)
- Fanfare, from All Hail the Power (2002)
- Fanfare for a New Era (1997)
- Fanfare for the Great Hall (1992)
- Fanfare Furiosity (2018)
- Fanfare Saltarello (2021)
- Fanfare: Sinfonia (2003)
- Fanfare, Song and Fugue (2006)
- The Final Beguine (2018)
- Four Maryland Songs (2000)
- Gambol (Flex instrumentation) (2020)
- Gavorkna Fanfare (1991)
- Held Still in Quick of Grace (1998)
- I Have a Rendezvous... (2017)
- In Final Obedience (1994)
- In the Silence of the Canyon (2019)
- In This Hid Clearing... (2001/2006)
- Irish Tune from County Derry/Shepherd's Hey (as transcriber) (1918/2021)
- Melting of Winter's Snow (1999)
- Miniature Overture (2010)
- No Brief Candle (2019)
- Panhandle Prelude (2013)
- Past the Equinox
- Pastime (1999)
- Prayer and Jubilation
- Prayers for a Troubled Nation (2016)
- Psalm 150 (2013)
- Remembrance of Things to Come (1990)
- Ricercare (2001)
- San Luis Snapshots (2016)
- Scenes from Terezin (2009)
- A Song of Hope (2013)
- Southpaw (2014)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (as arranger)
- Symphony No. 1 (2006)
- Three Places in England
- Two Overtures for Film (as transcriber) (1957/1967/2021)
- Variations on a Bach Chorale (2000)
- With Trump and Wing
- Camphouse, Mark, editor. (2002) Composers on Composing for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 323–348.
- Hoch, Christopher D. "A Song of Hope." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 125-134. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
- Jack Stamp website
- Jack Stamp, Neil A. Kjos Music
- Jack Stamp, Wikipedia Accessed 14 September 2017
- Kohlenberg, Kenneth. "In This Hid Clearing...." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 414-418. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
- Lychner, John A. "Fanfare, Song and Fugue." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 145-154. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
- Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. (2010). Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 1. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 459.
- Stamp, Jack. "Bandancing." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 583-589. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
- Stowman, William. "Ricercare." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 541-548. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.