Awards

THIRTY-NINE

Commissions from foundations, private sponsors and music ensembles, for new works, 1980 – present.


ONE

Composer Assistant Grant from

The Rockefeller Foundation, 1982


ONE
Composer Assistant Grant from
The Ford Foundation, 1982



ONE

 Award for

'Superior Scholarship as an Artist'

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

1994


ONE
Composer Award from the

New York Virtuoso Singers for

By Night My Mind

2009



ONE

Artist Fellowship from the NEA

(National Endowment for the Arts)

for the composition and production of

Rural American Sound Bites

1994


FOUR

Artist Fellowships

-Music Composition-

Illinois Arts Council

1985, 1988, 2005, 2009


SEVEN

Meet the Composer

Travel Awards to appear and

lecture at First Performances

1988, 1989, 1992 (Domestic) and

1991, 1992, 2004, 2009 (International)


TWENTY-SEVEN

consecutive ASCAP*Plus Awards

A.S.C.A.P.

1989 – 2015

— — — APPROVAL — ENCOURAGEMENT — PATRONAGE — — —

FRANK STEMPER

written music

Solo
Single player - Single instrument

piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, 'cello, c.bass, and singer

Chamber Music
Music for String Quartet, String Trio, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Trio, larger mixed ensemble works, and Pierrot hybrids, and solos (piano, strings, woodwinds, etc.)

International Residencies

ONE

The 1981 PRIX DE PARIS

  Paris, France residency, 1981 – 1983

Composing: String Quartet

working at I.R.C.A.M.,

at the Conservatoire National de Paris


ONE

2011 Artist Residency

Funcación Valparaiso

Mojácar Almeria SPAIN

The Sensation of Waking



TWO

Guest Composer Residencies in

The Netherlands

for two orchestral premieres:

1982: Violin Concerto

with the Utrecht Conservatorium Orchest

2009 The Persistence of Honor

 with Het Wagenings Orkest ‘Sonnante’


FOUR

Guest Composer Residencies in Romania

1994: Morning Dance

1997: Modern Rituals for a Primitive Society

2008: Secrets of War &

Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano

at the Saptamana Muzicii Contemporane 

in Bucharest; 

2004: Seven Seperate Ways &

Secrets of War

2015:  Complete Music for Piano

at the Zilele Muzicii Contemporane

in Bacau.



THREE

Guest Composer Residencies

1991-1993:

Viktorsberg International Composers Project

in Vorarlberg, Austria

including the commission and premiere of

Symphony Alesia (1993) by the Jungendsinfonieorchester Dornbirn


FIVE

Guest Composer Residencies in Chihuahua, Mexico, 2004 – 2007: teaching composition, Jazz, and new music; performance

and organizing their first new music FESTIVAL PRIMER FORO DE MUSICA NUEVA

and commission/premiere of

Sinfonía Colibrí (2007)

 

— — — SCORES — PARTS — NOTES — AUDIO — — —

The music of Frank Stemper has been described as being both “overly complex” and “curiously accessible.” These contrasting descriptions accurately suggest a style that is difficult to categorize and a musical voice that is both original and deeply personal. (SEVEN) SEPARATE WAYS, reviewed in the Romanian Cultural Publication, ACTUALITATEA MUZICALA, in Feb. 2007,states, "...through his particular language he succeeds in finding a way of communicating with a less informed audience without making any stylistic concessions to the modern of our epoch."

Orchestra – Large Ensemble
Music for Full Symphonic Works, Chamber and String Orchestra, Concerti: violin, piano, pipe organ, Choir, Concert Band (with and without electronics), and larger chamber ensembles.

"Guest Composer"

National/Internation New Music Festivals

Incontri Europei Con La Musica – Bergamo, ITALY

XV Festival De Marzo 2004 – MEXICO

Saptamina Internationala A Muzicii Noi – ROMANIA

Bregenzer Festspiele – AUSTRIA

Festival of Contemporary Music, Baton Rouge, LA

Vladmir Ussachevsky Memorial Festival – California

Festival Spaziomusica – Cagliari, ITALY

Zilele Muzicii Contemporane – Bacau, ROMANIA

New Music Chicago

Internacional de Musica Contemporánea-Alicante, SPAIN

Electronic Music at Lewis – Chicago

The Happening: New Music – Calgary, CANADA

Festival International Archaeus – Bacau, ROMANIA

Societatea Filarmonica Timisoara – ROMANIA

George Enescu International Festival, Bucharesti, ROMANIA

Imagine Festival – Memphis, TN

Vancouver Contemporary Music Festival, Canada


Annual Symposium of New Music, Michigan State U.


Arts In Celebration and Outside the Box – So. Illinois






Computer - Electroacoustic
Various electronic, analog & digital collaborations with and without live musicians.

Vocal
Music for small and chamber choir, songs and song cycle, winger and chamber ensemble, extended vocal techniques.