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Zack Stanton

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Zack Stanton


Zack Stanton (b. 1983, Conway, Arkansas) is an American composer, pianist and conductor.

Dr. Stanton studied at the University of Central Arkansas (Bachelor of Arts degree in Music) and the University of Texas at Austin (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Composition). Stanton was pianist and conductor of the University of Texas New Music Ensemble and conductor and composition co-chairman of the Graduate Association of Music and Musicians at the University of Texas. He also was assistant instructor of music theory at the University of Texas, and also taught theory at the Austin Chamber Music Center and the Longhorn Music Camp. Currently, he is a visiting assistant professor in theory and composition at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Stanton has written music for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and chamber ensembles. Recent commissions include works for clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas, trumpet player Jared Broussard, horn player AnneMarie Cherry, the Sacramento Youth Symphony Chamber Music Workshop and Line Upon Line Percussion. In May of 2011 Line Upon Line recorded Echoes of Veiled Light, for percussion trio. During the 2011-2012 season, the Austin Symphony Orchestra premiered the orchestral version of Triple Venti Latté under music director Peter Bay.

Active as a performer, Stanton has served as a pianist and conductor for the University of Texas New Music Ensemble and served as the Assistant Director of the group for four years. Stanton also has served as a conductor and composition co-chair for the annual GAMMA-UT conference (Graduate Association of Music and Musicians at the University of Texas).

Currently, Zack is serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Theory and Composition at the University of Iowa. Before coming to Iowa, Dr. Stanton taught at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

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