Jeffrey Stadelman

Associate Professor of Music


Ph.D. Harvard University

234 Baird Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

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Jeffrey Stadelman

The music of Jeffrey Stadelman--once described by a Los Angeles Times reviewer as "painterly . . . , deftly dispersed in time and glazed with a dry wit"--has been performed in the U.S and Europe by a number of the leading groups active in contemporary music performance. This list of ensembles -- including the New York New Music Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, the California Ear Unit, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Het Trio, 175 East Ensemble (New Zealand), Earplay, the New World and Cassatt String Quartets, the League/ISCM and the June in Buffalo and Wellesley Conference Players, among others -- continues to grow as Stadelman's work attracts increasing attention in the U.S. and abroad.

Originally from Wisconsin, Stadelman studied composition as an undergraduate with Stephen Dembski at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and went on to receive the Ph.D. in Music from Harvard University, where his principal teachers were Milton Babbitt, Earl Kim, Donald Martino and Stephen Mosko. Stadelman has since received commissions and invitations for compositions from, among others, the Fromm Foundation and Boston Musica Viva, Nuove Sincronie, Concert Artists Guild, Trio Italiano Contemporaneo, Phantom Arts, Bernhard Wambach, Elizabeth McNutt, Jon Nelson and UW-Madison. Grants and awards include those from Meet the Composer, Harvard University, Friends and Enemies of New Music, and the Darmstadt Summer Courses.

The composer taught at Harvard University during the 1992-93 academic year, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he teaches composition and twentieth-century music. Stadelman's music is published by APNM and BMG Ariola. Recently completed and ongoing projects include Eight Songs, a collection for bass-baritone and piano; "House Taken Over" for the flutist Elizabeth McNutt, with and without electronics; a quintet for a University at Buffalo faculty quintet; and a violin concerto, entitled Pity Paid, for Movses Pogossian with the Slee Sinfonietta. A CD of the composer's music is slated for release late in 2006, on the Centaur label.

A number of recent electroacoustic works have been performed at June in Buffalo 2004, SEAMUS conferences (Ball State and University of Oregon), ICMC 2004 Miami, the University of North Texas/CEMI, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, COMA 2005 (Vaxjo, Sweden), and other venues.

Also active as a writer on musical subjects, Stadelman has authored a number of analytic papers since 1986, and made presentations on Babbitt and Schoenberg at universities and festivals in the U.S. and Europe. He has also seen published a comparative analytic essay on works by Donald Martino and the poet A.R. Ammons in Perspectives of New Music, as well as an interview with Brian Ferneyhough in the composer's Collected Writings. At the 1994 Darmstadt Summer Courses, Stadelman presented a comparative study of works by John Ashbery and Milton Babbitt, and was a panelist for the aesthetics colloquium, "Analytical and Terminological Problems of Contemporary Music." Recently completed projects include a review for the Journal of the American Musicological Society; an essay for a Festschrift documenting the fiftieth anniversary of the Darmstadt Summer Courses (Von Kranichstein zur Gegenwart); and annotated translations, for 20th-Century Music and Perspectives of New Music, of essays by Mauricio Kagel and Helmut Lachenmann.