After 25 years as IUP’s director of Bands, Jack Stamp has announced his retirement effective the end of the spring 2015 semester. A final gala concert weekend is planned for April 24, 25, and 26. Alumni and friends are invited to join the IUP Department of Music in celebrating the career of Dr. Stamp.
The weekend will include performances by the IUP Symphony Band and Concert Band (Friday, April 24), the Wind Ensemble (Saturday, April 25), and the Keystone Wind Ensemble (Sunday, April 26). The IUP Symphony Band and Concert Band concert will be live-streamed on the IUP Music Department YouTube Channel. The Wind Ensemble concert will be live-streamed by the IUP Communications Media Department on Backlight.tv.
In his final concert with the IUP Wind Ensemble, Stamp will present a program featuring world premiere performances of works by Anthony O’Toole, Molly Joyce, Carl Holmquist, and Daniel French. A highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of “A Jack Stamp Suite,” with movements by contributing composers Bruce Yurko, Andrew Boysen, Timothy Broege, Timothy Mahr, Mark Camphouse, and Dwayne Milburn.
The weekend will also include a luncheon, reception, and tours of Cogswell Hall and the IUP campus. Detailed schedules and information, including registration for the luncheon, can be found on the Alumni Office’s website.
In 1996, Stamp received the Orpheus Award from the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for service to music and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, he received the Citation of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. In 2000, he was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Stamp was awarded the title of University Professor for the 2008–09 academic year at IUP. This is the highest award the university gives to a professor.
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