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Stephen Gryc

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Stephen Gryc

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for RealAudio version of Pyramus, 1:13.
for TrueSpeech version of Pyramus.
for MPEG-2 version of Pyramus, 287K.
for geysers!
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Stephen Gryc was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1949. He received his professional training at the University of Michigan, earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1983. He has studied composition with William Albright, Leslie Bassett and William Bolcom. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he has served as Chair of the Composition Department, Director of the Hartt Contemporary Players, Director of the Institute for Contemporary American Music, and Co-Director of the Center for Computer and Electronic Music. He has received grants and fellowships from the ASCAP Foundation, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Ucross Foundation, and the University of Hartford. His awards include the 1986 Rudolf Nissim Prize in orchestral music. His works have been performed by such American ensembles as the Kansas City Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra and by European performers such as the Agon Percussion Quartet of Prague. Stephen Gryc's music is published by Alphonse Leduc, Robert King, and the Vivace Press and is recorded on the Opus One label.

Click here for the composer's resume.

Musical compositions (chrolonological list):


*Recorded on Opus One CD 166 (1994).

New Music for Flute and Oboe New Music for Flute and Oboe

To reach the composer:
By telephone: (203) 675-5863
By fax:
By physical mail: 19 Tanglewood Road, Farmington, Connecticut 06032

One of Steve's geysers:

Ledge Geyser

Listen to the geysers!
for RealAudio version of Black Sand Basin, 1:03
for RealAudio version of Spasmodic/Penta, 5:18
for RealAudio version of Biscuit Basin, 2:06
for RealAudio version of Dragon's Mouth Spring, 2:06
for RealAudio version of Fountain Paint Pots, 1:46
for RealAudio version of Clepsydra, 1:07
for RealAudio version of Young Hopeful, 1:42
for RealAudio version of Grotto, 1:35
for RealAudio version of Daisy, 6:00

Steve Gryc at K&D Photo Album
Steve Gryc
What Was That Question?
Steve Gryc
Eeeeuw -- What Was That Answer!?
Steve Gryc
Do I Have to Leave Now?
Steve Gryc
How Do I Escape?