Dr Jane Stanley

  • Senior Lecturer (Music)

telephone: 0141 330 3938
email: Jane.Stanley@glasgow.ac.uk

R407 Level 4, Music, 14 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2464-441X

Biography

Jane Stanley is a UK-based, Australian-born composer specialising in chamber and orchestral music.

Jane’s music has been performed and broadcast throughout the world and featured at festivals including Tanglewood, ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Music Week, Asian Composers League, Wellesley Composers Conference, and June in Buffalo. She has received commissions from Tanglewood, Musica Viva, Robert Irvine, Bernadette Harvey, Continuum Sax, Ensemble Offpsring, and Halcyon.

Her music has been recorded for release by artists internationally. Her solo ‘cello piece Winter Song features on Robert Irvine’s CD Songs and Lullabies, released by Delphian Records, and the recording of her Piano Sonata by Bernadette Harvey was launched on the Tall Poppies label early in 2018. One of her most often performed pieces Helix Reflectionfor flute and clarinet was recorded by Ensemble Offspring and appears on their Cycles and Circles album.

She received her PhD from the University of Sydney and in 2004-5 she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Her teachers include Anne Boyd, Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, and Bernard Rands. Jane was a composition fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in 2008, who commissioned Palimpsest for large brass ensemble. In 2009 she was a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

In 2015 her piece Pentimenti for piano duo represented Australia at ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, performed by the Lutoslawski Piano Duo. A highlight of 2017 was the premiere in Sydney of her Piano Sonata, commissioned by Bernadette Harvey and supported by a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Her most recent pieces feature delicate ornamental textures and agile, virtuosic writing for instruments. She aims to exploit and maximise the colouristic potential of ensembles for which she composes and to construct nuanced and distinctive gestures. This can be heard most clearly in her Suite for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.

Jane is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Glasgow. She is founder of the Scottish Young Composers Mentoring Project, a year-long programme that provides university students with experience in mentoring secondary school-age people in composition. She is a founding member of the Young Academy of Scotland, a represented composer at the Australian Music Centre, and her music is also published by Composers Edition.

Further information about her music can be found on her personal website

Research interests

  • Embodiment
  • Reserach on musical encultration
  • Music education, with an emphasis on composition, ranging from early years to tertiary level
  • contemporary approaches to notation
  • Australian Music

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 21.

2017

Heile, B. , Moreda Rodriguez, E. and Stanley, J. (Eds.) (2017) Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781472467324

Hammond, D. and Stanley, J. (2017) A reflective dialogue on teaching composition. In: Heile, B., Moreda Rodriguez, E. and Stanley, J. (eds.) Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 179-194. ISBN 9781472467324

Stanley, J. (2017) Sonata. [Compositions]

2016

Stanley, J. (2016) Cerulean Orbits. [Compositions]

2015

Stanley, J. (2015) D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y. [Compositions]

2014

Harris, L. and Stanley, J. (2014) plavi. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2014) Round The Bay. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2014) Into Radiant Azure. [Compositions]

2013

Stanley, J. (2013) Helix Reflection for flute and clarinet. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2013) Streamlines. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. and Clark, M. (2013) LabNotes. [Compositions]

2012

Stanley, J. (2012) Diptych. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2012) Limn. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2012) Pentimenti. [Compositions]

2011

Stanley, J. (2011) On Bright Air. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2011) Four Desert Flowers. [Compositions]

2009

Stanley, J. (2009) Gathering for solo piano. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2009) Palimpsest for brass ensemble. [Compositions]

2008

Stanley, J. (2008) Four character pieces for mixed instrumentation. [Compositions]

2007

Stanley, J. (2007) Deep Turn. [Compositions]

2006

Stanley, J. (2006) Triptych. [Compositions]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 5 04:46:18 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 21.

Book Sections

Hammond, D. and Stanley, J. (2017) A reflective dialogue on teaching composition. In: Heile, B., Moreda Rodriguez, E. and Stanley, J. (eds.) Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 179-194. ISBN 9781472467324

Edited Books

Heile, B. , Moreda Rodriguez, E. and Stanley, J. (Eds.) (2017) Higher Education in Music in the Twenty-First Century. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9781472467324

Compositions

Stanley, J. (2017) Sonata. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2016) Cerulean Orbits. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2015) D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y. [Compositions]

Harris, L. and Stanley, J. (2014) plavi. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2014) Round The Bay. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2014) Into Radiant Azure. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2013) Helix Reflection for flute and clarinet. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2013) Streamlines. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. and Clark, M. (2013) LabNotes. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2012) Diptych. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2012) Limn. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2012) Pentimenti. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2011) On Bright Air. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2011) Four Desert Flowers. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2009) Gathering for solo piano. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2009) Palimpsest for brass ensemble. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2008) Four character pieces for mixed instrumentation. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2007) Deep Turn. [Compositions]

Stanley, J. (2006) Triptych. [Compositions]

This list was generated on Sat Dec 5 04:46:18 2020 GMT.

Grants

2020: australia council for the arts 

2020: ppca/australia council for the arts

2014: grant from australia council for the arts

2013: heriot watt university (with dr. emilie combet aspray)

2012: grant from the carnegie trust for the universities of scotland 

2011: scottish crucible small research grant (co-recipient with dr. lorraine kerr, centre for systems biology at edinburgh (csbe), school of biological sciences)

2011: grant from the bliss trust to support recording of new work for flute and marimba

2010: grant from the carnegie trust for the universities of scotland in support of travel to sydney to consult new music practitioners and to compose a new work for flute.

2009: grant from the carnegie trust for the universities of scotland in support of travel to aspen music festival and school.

2007: grant from the john robertson bequest to record new work for oboe and piano

2007: grant from the australia council for the arts to compose new work for percussionist claire edwardes

2005: grant from the australia council for the arts to compose st. marks inflection for saxophone quartet

2004: grant from the australia council for the arts to compose impulsion for percussion duo

2004: sydney moss scholarship (university of sydney) to travel to harvard university as a visiting fellow

2004: albert travelling scholarship (university of sydney) to travel to harvard university as a visiting fellow

2004: tempe mann travelling scholarship (australian federation of university women) to travel to harvard university as a visiting fellow

2004: grant from ars musica australis to travel to harvard university as a visiting fellow

2004: grant from the ian potter cultural trust to travel to harvard university as a visiting fellow

2003: grant from the australia council for the arts to compose spindrift/interiors for flute/alto flute, mandolin/mandola, and piano 

2003: support from the australian music center and the australia council for the arts to compose drifting tracer for orchestra

2001-4: australian postgraduate award (apa) — stipend for phd

2001: commission from symphony australia to compose splintered rose for orchestra

1999-2000: university postgraduate award (upa) — stipend for master of music

Supervision

Jane welcomes applications from prospective PhD and M.Mus students specialising in Composition, including projects involving collaboration with other disciplines and non-academic partners. 

Completed PhD and M.Mus Students:

Thomas Arthur (M.Mus Research)

 

Graeme Brooks (M.Mus Research)

Samuel Clark (M.Mus Research)

David Duncan  (PhD)

Euan Fulton (PhD)

Lauren Gerig (M.Phil Research)

Ronald MacNiven (M.Mus Research)

Catriona Thomas (M.Mus Research)

Teaching

Musical Techniques, Foundation (level 1/2)

Composition (all levels)

Dissertation Supervision (honours)

Analysis (honours)

Composition in the Classroom (honours)

Additional information

Administration

  • Head of Subject Area
  • Member of University of Glasgow Senate 

Awards, prizes, recognition

  • Member, Young Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Participant, Scottish Crucible, 2011
  • Member, New Voices, Sound and Music 2009
  • Fellow, Aspen Music Festival and School, 2009
  • Fellow, Tanglewood Music Center, 2008
  • Represented composer, Australian Music Center (AMC) since 2001
  • Winner Open Age Composition, City of Sydney Performing Arts Challenge (awarded for the composition Firefly for solo flute) 1999-2000
  • MBS Young Composer of the Year (awarded for the composition Whistling Kite on Yellow Water for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello) 1997
  • Sarah Theresa Makinson Prize for Musical Composition (awarded for the composition Whistling Kite on Yellow Water for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello) 1997

Releases

  • 2019    On Bright Air, recorded by Laura Chislett-Jones for a compilation of flute solo music, for ABC Classics, Australia (upcoming release)

    2017    Piano Sonata, The Sonata Project, Bernadette Harvey, Tall Poppies, Australia, TP251

    2016    Winter Song recorded by Robert Irvine on Songs and Lullabies, Delphian Records DCD34173

    2015    Helix Reflection recorded by Ensemble Offspring https://ensembleoffspring.bandcamp.com/album/cycles-and-circles

    2015    Round the Bay recorded by Halcyon on Kingfisher: songs for Halcyon, Tall Poppies, TP236

    2009    Firefly recorded by Lamorna Nightingale on Eat Chocolate and Cry: Australian Flute Music 1999-2009. Fluteworthy.

    2004    Spindrift/Interiors for recorder (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass), mandolin/mandola, and piano on Harmonia: Australian Music featuring Recorders, Sidereal Records: SRCD01

    2006    Celestial Dance for marimba and congas on Vertigo One, Duo Vertigo, Karnatic Lab: KLR 00

     

Selected List of Works

2019

Glow for flute, clarinet and percussion, commissioned by Ensemble Offspring for premiere in Wollongong, Australia on 16 August 2019, and performances in Belfast, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh in September

2019

Firefly Reflection for solo clarinet, premiered by Alex South, Bell Pettigrew Museum, University of St. Andrews, 23 May 2019

2019

The Faery Cup for bass clarinet, commissioned by Sarah Watts for Ten Wee Drams project, Gathering Room, Raasay Distillery, 11 April 2019

2017

Lalla Rookh for natural horn, performed by Andy Saunders, Being Human Festival, Alliance Française. Performed by him again at St. Cecilia’s, Edinburgh, 19 February 2019. Arranged for three horns and speaker and performed by the Rookh Quartet at the University of Glasgow, 27 September 2018 and then at Doune Community Hall on 24 February, 2019, Version for horn and speaker performed again by Andy Saunders at St. Cecilia’s in Edinburgh on 24 February 2019.

2016

Cerulean Orbits for violin and piano, Cerulean Orbits for violin and piano, commissioned by Musica Viva, performed by Benjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson, Perth 3 October, Adelaide 5 October, Coffs Harbour 7 October, Armidale 8 October, Sydney 10 October, Newcastle 13 October, Sydney 15 October, Hobart 17 October, Brisbane 19 October, Canberra 20 October, Melbourne 22 October, Adelaide 25 October

2016

Winter Song, Robert Irvine (cello), Loch Shiel Festival, UK, 16 April 2016. Released by Delphian (Songs and Lullabies: New Works for Solo Cello).

2015

D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y for mezzo soprano, piano and percussion, Magdalena Kordylasinska, Emilia Sitarz, Barbara Kinga Majewska, Krolikarnia Museum, Warsaw, 31 October 2015.

2013

Helix Reflection performed by Ensemble Offspring: 18 October 2013, University of Glasgow, UK, 22 November 2013, Australia, Coffs Harbour Jetty Memorial Theatre, 2pm Sunday 16th March, Parramatta Raffertys @ Riverside Theatres, 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th March, Brisbane Judith Wright Centre, 7:30pm Friday 21st March, Gosford Central Coast Con, 2:30pm Sunday 23rd March.

Performed by Mark McGregor (flute) and Liam Hockley (clarinet) at ANNEX in Vancouver, Canada.

2014

Suite for clarinet, violin, cello and piano - recording by Red Note Ensemble in November, conducted by Jessica Cottis.

2014

Round the Bay for mezzo soprano, flute, cello and percussion, text by Judith Beveridge, performed March 2014, Halcyon, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia.

2011

Pentimenti for two pianos, premiered by Lauryna Sablevicuite and Nicholas Ashton on 16 January 2012 and performed again by them on 24 March 2013 at the University of Salford Sonic Fusion Festival. Selected to represent Australia at ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, 2014. Received a further performance on 18 February 2014 at the University of Edinburgh

2010

Four Desert Flowers, for flute and marimba, commissioned by Ruth Morley and Rhian Macleod, with support from the Scottish Arts Council, marimba, premiered 3 March, 2011, Concert Hall, University of Glasgow; performed again by Svet Stoyanov and Brook Ferguson, 26 March 2013 at Colorado State University, USA

2009

Palimpsest for brass ensemble, commissioned by Tanglewood Music Center, premiered June 28, 2009, Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood.

2005

Triptych for percussion duo, commissioned by Duo Vertigo, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, premiered by Duo Vertigo August 12, 2006, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; performed by Duo Vertigo August 24, 2006, VCA Federation Hall, Melbourne, Australia; performed by Duo Vertigo September 1, 2006, Recital Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia performed by the Asko Ensemble at International Gaudeamus Music Week 2007 (selecte d by the jury to compete for the Gaudeamus Prize).

2005

  • Marks Inflection for saxophone quartet, commissioned by Continuum Sax, supported by the AustraliaCouncil for the Arts, premiered by Continuum Sax August 20, 2005, Music Workshop, SydneyConservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia.