Z. Randall Stroope is an American composer, conductor. He has conducted concerts in 25 countries, is the Artistic Director of two international summer festivals, and has directed music for Vatican mass 10 times. In the last year, he has lead festivals in Rome, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Dublin, as well as a concert tour through Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. He taught classes in composition for Feniarco (Italian National Choral Federation) in Aosta, Italy in the summer of 2018. In the United States, Randall has conducted 35 performances at Carnegie Hall, several conducting appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among other venues. He has performed on the stage of the American Choral Directors national convention on two different occasions. He conducts an average of 32 concerts a year.
In composition, Randall’s teachers were Normand Lockwood and Cecil Effinger, both students of Nadia Boulanger. He has 180 published works, and sold over four million copies. His best known works include Conversion of Saul, We Beheld Once Again the Stars, Lamentationes de Jeremias, Hodie! (This Day), Amor de mi alma, Carmina Pax (30-minute work for chorus/orchestra), Dies Irae, and Homeland. The London Symphony Orchestra performed his This Endris Night two years ago at the Barbican Center in a concert titled “An LSO Choral Christmas.” He publishes with Oxford University Press, Alliance Music Publisher, and E.C. Schirmer, as well as e-music available on his website, www.zrstroope.com
Randall has been a Professor of Music at three universities in the United States, and currently conducts at Oklahoma State University, where he received Eminent Professor (top award given to one faculty member a year) in December 2018.
For the last 20 seasons, Randall has enjoyed his close association with Manhattan Concert Productions, and their President, Craig Arnold.