Margaret Collins Stoop - composer
Meg is an award winning composer of choral and chamber music, and her work 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.


Email Meg now for perusal compositions or to inquire about commissioning a work
       
Current Projects

Meg recently completed writing two works:
Hope, a piece for Native Amercian flute, silver flute, clarinet, two voices percussion, sets a poem by Emily Dickinson and was premiered May 31, at Trinity College Dublin.
Soft-spoken Power, a piece for solo Native American flute, and was April 10, at Trinity. At both premieres, Meg plays the Native American Flute.
Audio files of both Hope and Soft-spoken Power will be uploaded to the audio samples page very shortly.

she is writing a piece for uilleann pipes, clarinet, bassoon cello.
Audio files of both Hope and Soft-spoken Power will be uploaded to the audio samples page very shortly.

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 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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