Stephen Gryc (born 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota) received his professional training at the University of Michigan, earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1983. He has studied composition with William Albright, Leslie Bassett, and William Bolcom. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he has served as Chair of the Composition Department, Director of the Hartt Contemporary Players, Director of the Institute for Contemporary American Music, and Co-Director of the Center for Computer and Electronic Music. He has received grants and fellowships from the ASCAP Foundation, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Ucross Foundation, and the University of Hartford. His awards include the 1986 Rudolf Nissim Prize in orchestral music. His works have been performed by such American ensembles as the Kansas City Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra and by European performers such as the Agon Percussion Quartet of Prague. Stephen Gryc's music is published by Alphonse Leduc, Robert King, and the Vivace Press and is recorded on the Opus One label.
Works for Winds
- Blue Rider
- Fanfare for a Noble Rebel
- Fire Brigade Volunteers Quick March
- Fly High
- Las Campanas
- Masquerade Variations on a Theme of Sergei Prokofiev