Meg Collins Stoop is a versatile musician, bringing passion to each aspect of her musical endeavors.
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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Meg recently completed writing a composition for mezzo-soprano and flute setting the words of the poem The Phoenix Who Survived by poet Dean Fraser-Phillips. 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 which was premiered on April 30, 2017.
Two New Works for Voice and Piano!
At an exciting an innovative workshop in August 2016 with In Medias Arts, Meg completed two new songs for mezzo soprano and piano:
Dreams, setting the poem by Langston Hughes
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