Glenn Stallcop is an active and versatile composer, double bassist, and pianist who has published more than 75 compositions and released six recordings. Originally from Seattle, WA, he received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Washington in 1976 and a masters degree in music from Arizona State University in 1993, where he was awarded Outstanding Graduate in Music History, Theory, and Composition.  His major teachers include Robert Suderberg, William Bergsma, and Chinary Ung for composition, Ring Warner and Steve Brewster for double bass, and Frits Scavenius for piano.  Stallcop moved to Phoenix in 1973 to take his current  position as double bassist with The Phoenix Symphony.

The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra has performed nine of his orchestral compositions, including Millennial Opening, Calypso Round, Sunscape, Couplet for a Desert Summer, and City Music.  His music is performed by symphonies, festivals, chamber musicians, and youth orchestras around the country. 

As a professional double bassist with a major symphony orchestra, a significant amount of his creative effort has been spent on works which feature the double bass.  He has written works for double bass and orchestra, for solo bass, bass with accompaniment, two sets of bass duets, and several chamber music works.  He won the 2004 International Society of Bassists Composition Competition for solo double bass with his work entitled Vision Quest, for double bass and piano.  It was premiered in 2005 at the ISB conference in Michigan. 

At the keyboard, Stallcop has been active in classical music, free improvisation and the performance of his own music. In 1998 Arizona University Recordings released his CD of solo piano improvisation, Dreamcatcher (AUR/Horizon CD 3007). It received Grammy nominations in two categories. His recordings are available on CDBaby, I Tunes, Spotify, and other online sources.

Stallcop became seriously interested in chamber music in 1980. He presented annual concerts of his new compositions at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1980-84. In 1983, he founded the Arizona Composers Forum and served as its president and executive director from 1983-89. During this period, ACF presented 46 concerts in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, a series of 12 lectures, and a weekly radio program featuring music of Arizona composers.

In 1995 Stallcop was awarded the Performing Arts Fellowship in Composition by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and was appointed to serve on the Phoenix Arts Commission from 1986-89. He is published by BassScores and the American Composers Alliance (ACA). He has been a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) since 1977, and was elected to ACA in New York in 1982. He has been a member of the American Federation of Musicians since 1966.




Glenn Stallcop