Margaret Collins Stoop - composer
An award winning composer of choral and chamber works,  Meg's music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe. She has recently relocated to Dublin, Ireland, to pursue a research PhD. in music composition at Trinity College Dublin.


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Current Projects

Meg recently completed writing two works:
Hope, a piece for Native Amercian flute, silver flute, clarinet, two voices and percussion, sets a poem by Emily Dickinson and will be premiered May 31, 2018 at Trinity College Dublin.
Soft-spoken Power, a piece for solo Native American flute, and was premiered  on April 10, 2018 at Trinity. At both premieres, Meg plays the Native American Flute.
Currently she is writing a piece for uilleann pipes, clarinet, bassoon and cello.

In her blog, Meg Moves to Dublin, she reflects on beginning life in a new country.

Meg recently completed composing a work for the Southern Connecticut Camerata to celebrate their 60th year anniversary. All Creatures Now Are Merry Minded is a modern madrigal. 

Two New Works for Voice and Piano!
At an exciting an innovative workshop with In Medias Arts, Meg completed two new songs for mezzo soprano and piano:
Dreams, setting the poem by Langston Hughes
and
Time Alone setting her own words.

New Orchestral Work!
Meg is excited to announce that she has completed composing a piece for chamber orchestra called Phoenix Falling. This piece is inspired by the wonderful sculptures by Xu Bing recently installed at St. John the Divine in Manhattan. The sculptures had a lasting impact on her.  For days after viewing them, she kept seeing the ribbons spiraling from the sides of the beautiful phoenixes, giving them a sense of motion, and she heard music spiraling down to accompany this vision. A midi rendition of the 13 and a half minute work can be heard by going to my Audio samples page and clicking on Phoenix Falling!

Comments about "Phoenix Falling":
 “The Phoenix didn’t fall, it only rose. How [Meg] allowed the thematic materials to grow out of themselves and then participate in the successful rising and falling of the music’s intensity more than justifies the length of the piece.” - Allen Brings, composer

“I am certainly impressed. The work demonstrates a good knowledge of the orchestra and an ear for instrumental color.”  -Ronald Perera, composer






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