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Scholarly Interest Report
Kurt D Stallmann
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
  • Ph.D.(1999)Harvard University
  • A.M. (1998) Harvard University
  • B.M. (1987) Northern Illinois University
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
 Shepherd School Website
Research Areas
 Director, Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs Music Composition and Computer/Electronic Music
Research Statement: Stallmann
 Currently working with live processing of acoustic sound sources as compositional material, multi-media within structured compositional frameworks, and computer generated/processed sounds.

Teaching Areas
 Aural Skills, Computer Music, Music Composition
Selected Publications

Stallmann, K. "Blue Dragon for Alto Saxophone and interactive electronics."  (2002) : 7.


Stallmann, K. "Harmonie I."  (2002) : 6.In Revision

Creative Works
 Commissioned Works - "Change Course" for Tenor Saxophone and Interactive Computer
 Collaborative work with Steve Duke, Saxophone, Steve Duke, Tenor Saxophone, Electric Syzygy Concert, Shepherd School, Rice University (April 2012)
 Commissioned Works - "Ten Directions"
 Electroacoustic Work commissioned by Rice University for the dedication ceremony of James Turrell Skyspace (Twilight Epiphany) at Rice University, Twilight Epiphany, Rice University (May 2012)
 Commissioned Works - Music for Liberation Rite of Water and Land
 Sound/Music for Animated Short presented as part of the Liberation Rite of Water and Land at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan, Sound for Animated Short, Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan (December 2102)
 Commissioned Works - Kringloop...dust to dust
 Electronic Score for modern dance by Rebecca Valls, Rice Dance Theatre, Stude Hall, Houston, Texas, Rice University (April 4)
 Multi-Media Composition, Enso String Quartet/Alfred Guzzetti/Kurt Stallmann, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Houston, Texas (December 3 and December 4, 2005)
 Performances - Clap your Hands
 Chamber Chorus Work, Wellesley Chamber Chorus, St. Pauls Church Choir Festival, Cambridge, MA (January 03)
 Performances - Film Score
 Electronic Score for film short, Kurt Stallmann, Composers in Red Sneakers, Cambridge, MA (Feb 03)
 Commissioned Works - Four Metaphysical Miniatures
 Chamber Ensemble Work, Dinosaur Annex Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex Concert Series, Boston, MA (Feb 03)
 Performances - Improvsation II for solo piano
 Solo Piano Improvisation, Kurt Stallmann, Sygyzy Concert Series, Rice U, Houston, TX (12/03)
 Performances - Lumina II for Solo Flute
 A revised solo flute piece, Leone Buyse, Sue-Ellen Hershman Tcherepnin, Flute recital and Composers in Red Sneakers Concert, Appleton WI, Cambridge, MA (Dec. 02)
 Performances - Blue Dragon for Alto Saxophone and interactive electronics
 Solo Saxophone and interactive electronics, Philip Staeudlin, Composers in Red Sneakers Series, Boston, Massachusetts (February, 2002)
 Performances - Harmonie I
 Solo Piano Work, Kurt Stallmann, Composers in Red Sneakers Concert Series, Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 1, 2002)
 Invited Talks

Presenter.  "Contemporary Trends in American Computer Music." Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China. (May, 02)


March 30, 2012

An Introduction to my Multi-Media Works, Visiting Composers Series

University of Ohio, Athens, OH


October 5, 2012

Integration, a Composer’s Taskmaster, Taipei International New Music Festival, 

Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan


Composer.  "Kringloop...dust to dust." Rice Dance Theatre, Hamman Hall, Houston, TX. (April 22 and April 23, 2005)


"LandDance for Solo Clarinet." Conservatorio Girolamo Frescobaldi, Ferrara, Italy. (May 26, 2005)


"Lumina II for Solo Flute." Conservatorio Girolamo Frescobaldi, Ferrara, Italy. (May 28, 2005)


"Work in Process Quartet." KUHF Radio, Houston, Texas. (February 4, 2005) With Dave Dove, Chris Cogburn, Shawn Conley

Editorial Positions
 Editor, SEAMUS Newsletter. SEAMUS. (2005 - 2005)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 James Bishop, D.M.A. Orchestral Work. (2002) (Thesis Director)

 Thomas Conroy, D.M.A. New Orchestral Work. (2005) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Charles W Duncan Award for Academic Excellence, Rice University (05/2012)

 Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Foundation (05/2012)

 2005 Individual Artist Fellowship Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County (March, 2005)

 Fromm Music Foundation Commission, Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University (December, 2005)

 ASCAP Annual Award, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (2005)

 Composer's Assistance Program, American Music Center (May 2003)

 Annual Standard Awards, ASCAP (9/2002)

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Acadia Summer Arts Program. Residency to do collaborative film project with filmmaker, Alfred Guzzetti. , Mount Desert Island, Maine. (06/2012)
 Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University. Jury, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (02/2002)
 Wellesley Composers Conference. Jury, Wellesley, Massachusetts. (April 2002)