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Ingrid Stölzel ('97)

Master of Music, Composition

Why I Chose Hartt

I visited The Hartt School of Music during my search for a graduate program. Dr. Robert Carl met with me, sat down to look at my music, showed me around, made sure to introduce me to all the faculty members of the composition department AND took me to a concert in the evening. I immediately felt welcome and knew that this would be a place where I could grow as a composer with the guiding hand of a wonderful composition department. Fifteen years after my graduation I am still in touch with my teachers and feel supported in my compositional endeavors as well as life in general. I went to Hartt to earn a degree but left with a support system and network that goes well beyond that. I would choose Hartt again in a heartbeat!

More about Ingrid

Described “as a composer of considerable gifts” and “musically confident and bold” by NPR’s classical music critic Tom Manoff, Ingrid Stölzel enjoys performances of her music across the United States, South America, Canada and Europe. She has received commissions from diverse ensembles such as newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, California E.A.R. Unit, San Diego New Music, Adaskin String Trio, Erato Chamber Orchestra, Greenbrook Ensemble, Octarium and Allegrésse, among others. She is the winner of the 2010 NewMusic@ECU Festival Orchestra Composition Competition, the 2009 Cheryl A. Spector Composition Prize, the 2006 PatsyLu Composition Prize and a finalist of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011.

Stölzel is a frequent guest composer and her music has been heard at numerous music festivals and conferences including the Festival of New American Music, Aries Composers Festival, International Alliance of Women in Music Congress, IC[CM] International Conference on Contemporary Music, SoundOn Festival of Modern Music, Oregon Bach Festivals, Ernest Bloch Festivals, Chamber Music Conference of the East, Otterbein Contemporary Music Festival, and NACUSA National Conference, among others. In 2011, her piano trio The Road is All was commercially released by Navona Records on the CD Claviatures and as a digital release on Fine Music Vol. 2.

Stölzel received her Doctorate degree in composition at the University of Missouri, Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, where she studied with James Mobberley, Chen Yi and Zhou Long. She holds a Master of Music in Composition from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. She teaches at Park University’s International Center for Music and works with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City and newEar contemporary chamber ensemble. Ingrid is a native of Germany and has resided in the United States since 1991. For more information: www.ingridstolzel.com

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