Historical background of our modern-day orchestra with special guest Mark Stambaugh, member of the Composition Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.
Dr. Stambaugh is professor of composition, theory, and music history at Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he has taught since 1992, having also served as chair of both the theory and composition departments. His range of academic interests include the history of the orchestra, the music of Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten, and various aspects of tonal music theory. His works in many genres—opera, orchestral, vocal and instrumental chamber music, sacred and popular forms—have been performed across the United States and in other countries worldwide and are the recipient of many honors and awards.
Dr. Stambaugh is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Soyoun Im, MD and his daughter, Mairwen.