Faculty Profile

Elisabeth Stimpert

Contributing Faculty in Music (clarinet)

Contact Information

stimpere@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 205
717.245.1433

Bio

Elisabeth Stimpert is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed new-music ensemble Alarm Will Sound (www.alarmwillsound.com). She has performed across the country and internationally at major venues in New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, and Germany. Elisabeth works regularly with many of today’s leading and emerging composers, having presented world premieres of works by John Adams, David Lang, Wolfgang Rihm, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Stefan Freund, Robert Pound, John Orfe, David E. Chávez, Daniel Kellogg, and Payton MacDonald, and many others. Also a dedicated collegiate music educator, Elisabeth serves as Contributing Faculty in clarinet, chamber music, and music theory at Dickinson College, where she also performs with the Dickinson Faculty Wind Quintet. She holds degrees in clarinet, music theory, and music education from the Eastman School of Music and The Ohio State University, and recently completed a doctorate in music at Shenandoah Conservatory with a culminating project entitled “Collaboration and the Creation of New Music for Bass Clarinet.”

Education

  • B.M., Ohio State University, 1997
  • M.M., Performance & Literature, Eastman School of Music, 1999
  • M.M., Music Education, Eastman School of Music, 2001
  • D.M.A., Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory, 2013

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

MUPS 113 Clarinet (1st semester)
Permission of Instructor Required / Additional Fee Required Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 114 Clarinet (2nd semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUAC 115 Fundamentals of Music
A hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of music through reading, writing, listening, singing, and basic keyboard skills. Emphasis is upon the acquisition of musical literacy grounded in a thorough knowledge of music notation.The course is intended for non-majors with little or no theory background, and for minors and majors as a preparation for Music 125.

MUAC 125 Theory of Music I
An introduction to the basic materials of music by means of discussion, analysis, and written exercises, with a complementary lab component comprising practice in sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.Course includes a one-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: 115, placement exam, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement. Offered every fall semester.

MUPS 213 Clairnet (3rd semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 214 Clarinet (4th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUAC 245 Theory of Music II
A continuation of MUAC 126, this course focuses on the evolution of chromatic harmony through the 19th century and selected techniques in 20th century music. Increased emphasis is placed upon formal analysis and analytical writing. Advanced skills of ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony will be developed in the complementary lab component. These courses include two forty-five minute labs per week.Prerequisite: 126, placement exam or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement. Offered every fall semester.

MUPS 313 Clarinet (5th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 314 Clarinet (6th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 413 Clarinet (7th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 414 Clarinet (8th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

Spring 2015

MUEN 009 DICE
Admission to all department ensembles is by audition at the beginning of the academic year or by permission of the director. Instrumental ensembles meet once a week for 2 to 2 1/2 hours each. Choral ensembles meet twice a week for 1 to 1 1/4 hours each. Credit for participation in department ensembles is noted on participants' transcripts.

MUPS 113 Clarinet (1st semester)
Permission of Instructor Required / Additional Fee Required Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 114 Clarinet (2nd semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUAC 126 Theory of Music I
An introduction to the basic materials of music by means of discussion, analysis, and written exercises, with a complementary lab component comprising practice in sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony.Course includes a one-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: 115, placement exam, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement. Offered every fall semester.

MUPS 213 Clairnet (3rd semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 214 Clarinet (4th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUAC 246 Theory of Music II
A continuation of MUAC 126, this course focuses on the evolution of chromatic harmony through the 19th century and selected techniques in 20th century music. Increased emphasis is placed upon formal analysis and analytical writing. Advanced skills of ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony will be developed in the complementary lab component.These courses include two forty-five minute labs per week.Prerequisite: 126, placement exam or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement. Offered every spring semester.

MUPS 313 Clarinet (5th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 314 Clarinet (6th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 413 Clarinet (7th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.

MUPS 414 Clarinet (8th semester)
Additional Fee Required / Scholarships Are Available / May Not Be Audited Students who register for Performance Studies courses (MUPS) must commit to their availability during the first Monday through Friday of Final Exam week, because the Final exams ("juries") for MUPS Courses take place each semester during that time.