Margaret Collins Stoop - composer      conductor      flutist

Margaret 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 is president of the non-profit composers guild, Connecticut Composers, Inc.

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 p.m.
“A Young Person’s Adventure in New Music” Student musicians perform music composed by members 
of Long Island Composers Alliance.
One of my flute students, Isabella Griffin, will perform "Isabella's Song" for solo flute.
Isabella is already a fine flutist at the young age of nine years, and this piece was written specifically for her.
Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY. Tel: 516-379-3274.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
New Music Ensemble Innovox
Innovox performs music by members of Long Island Composers Alliance.
Members of Innovox will perform my work, "A Night Song," for flute, cello and piano.
LeFrak Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

Thursday, May 14th, at 7:30PM
"National Composer's Night Out "
On Thursday, May 14, 2015, composers through-out the United States will be connected physically and virtually in a tapestry of events designed to raise awareness and foster a sense of community for the composers and others who create new music in their area. 
At a concert sponsored by Connecticut Composers, Inc.,  I will perform my work for flute and piano, "Cybele,"with Allen Brings on piano.
Universalist Church 433 Fern Street,West Hartford. For more about Composer's Night Out, check out this link:

Current Projects
Right now I am excited to be writing an orchestral piece called "Phoenix Falling."  This piece is inspired by the wonderful sculptures by Xu Bing currently installed at St. John the Divine in Manhattan. The sculptures had a lasting impact on me.  For days after viewing them I kept seeing the ribbons spiraling from the sides of the beautiful phoenixes, giving them a sense of motion, and I heard music spiraling down to accompany this vision.

New CD release!
On August 12, 2014, Navona Records released 
The CD features the work of six members of Connecticut Composers, Inc., and includes "Time Pieces," Meg's five movement suite for solo piano, performed by pianist/composer Allen Brings.

New Piece for winds and strings!
Go to the audio samples page to hear a sound file of my new work, Quartet for Reeds and Strings, for oboe, clarinet, cello and piano.
This five and a half minute piece explores the range of textures and registers available to this unique combination of instruments. The percussive nature of the piano offsets pizzicato from the cello, agile melody lines in the reeds are echoed and interpreted in the piano.

Also new on the audio samples page
is a recording of H. Roz Woll singing Meg's "Ask Me No More" for mezzo soprano and piano.  The text is by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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