Jack Stamp

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Jack Stamp


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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (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.

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  • 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.