Z. Randall Stroope
Z. Randall Stroope is an American composer and conductor. He has conducted concerts in 25 countries, is the Artistic Director of two international summer festivals, and has directed music for Vatican masses on 10 different occasions. He has conducted in Hong Kong, Rome, Singapore, Barcelona, Dublin, and St. John (Canada). In the United States, Randall has conducted nearly 40 performances at Carnegie Hall, and numerous appearances at Chicago Orchestra Hall, and other venues. He has conducted 47 all-state choirs. Ensembles under his direction have performed at two national ACDA conventions, four regional ACDAs, and numerous state conventions. He has six albums on Spotify and over 70 YouTube recordings.
A native of New Mexico, Randall attended the University of Colorado and Arizona State University, receiving a masters in vocal performance and doctorate in conducting, respectively. He taught high school for seven years in Denver, Colorado, and has been Professor of Music at three universities. Randall has received numerous awards including the Douglas R. McEwen Award for National Choral Excellence (Arizona State University).
In composition, Randall’s teachers were Normand Lockwood and Cecil Effinger, both students of Nadia Boulanger, the famous French teacher (and student of Gabriel Fauré.) He has 190 published works, and sold over four million copies. Randall has written commissions for many entities, including West Point Military Academy, Raymond Brock commission (ACDA), Taiwan Chamber Choir, Carols for Choirs 5 (Oxford University Press), Music Teachers National Association, and numerous secondary schools, universities, state music education associations, and professional chorales.