Z. Randall Stroope
Z. Randall Stroope is an American composer, conductor and university professor. His composition teachers were Normand Lockwood and Cecil Effinger, both students of Nadia Boulanger, the famous French teacher (and student of Gabriel Fauré.) He studied conducting with Douglas McEwen and Margaret Hillis. He is the artistic director of international summer music festivals in Europe, as well as frequently guest conducting at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Chicago Orchestra Hall, and other U.S. and international venues. He has conducted at Carnegie Hall every year since 2001. Randall has directed music for mass at the Vatican on seven different occasions. A very active clinician, he has conducted 41 all-state choirs in the United States, and hundreds of music festivals.
Randall has 165 published musical works and received numerous composition awards. Homeland, The Pasture, All My Heart This Night Rejoices, Prelude to Peace, The Cloths of Heaven and Danny Boy are among his best known Colla Voce works. Recordings of his music can be heard on his web site (www.zrstroope.com), publisher websites, or definitive recordings he has made of his works for YouTube and other social media.