Derek Stoll

Synthesizing Innate Abilities

Derek Stoll obtained a bachelor of music degree in composition from the University of Calgary. He has composed works for concert band, jazz band, small ensembles and solo instruments. Mr. Stoll has travelled extensively with show bands throughout Canada, the US and Japan, performing on keyboards, bass, tuba and trombone. He studied jazz and brass performance at the Banff Centre. He taught science and music in the BC school system, and was the Director of MusiCamrose from 1989 to 1995. He teaches jazz piano at Mount Royal University in Calgary and is currently active as a clinician, adjudicator, and composer. He performs with countless groups in the Calgary area including Verismo, the Bob Day Quartet, Terrain, Prime Time Big Band, Masacote and Caravan.

Derek lectured at Boston University and is a consultant for Conservatory Canada’s new Contemporary Idioms syllabus. He is active in Alberta’s music scene, and is a Board Member of the Calgary Arts Summer School, Calgary Musicians’ Association, and the Classic Aircraft Collection and Restoration Society. He is a co-founder of Alberta Musician Development Workshops.

In March 2012, Derek Stoll premiered his own composition for trumpet and piano, "Hare Piece," with Jens Lindemann at the trumpet conference in Washington, DC, USA. The following video records the World Premiere at that event (19' 44")

Derek performing in concert. CBC television

Derek in Boston.  Derek was performing with Blues legend Lou Pride.

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