Will Stackpole

Will S.

New York, NY

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Will delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 15+

Teaching since:
May 2012

Will Stackpole is an American composer who is currently a doctoral candidate at the Juilliard School. His music has been called "lively", "interesting" and possessing a "savage charm" by the New York Times and covers a wide variety of styles and genres, from solo, to chamber, to orchestral works. Originally an electric guitarist and pianist, Mr. Stackpole spent his teenage years performing in rock bands before discovering classical composition. His music has been featured in film, theatrical productions, and on broadcast television and has been performed by many notable ensembles including the New Jersey Symphony, the Manhattan Symphonie, and the Juilliard Orchestra.

To learn even more about Will, visit his website: www.willstackpole.com

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Teaching Assistant
Sep 2015 - Present
The Juilliard School

In the 2015-16 academic year I have been working as a teaching assistant in the music theory department at Juilliard. During this time I helped teach 2 writing intensive courses, one covering the development of meter in the 20th century, and the other analyzing works written for dance during the 20th century.

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Teaching Assistant
Sep 2014 - Present
Stevens Institute of Technology

Courses include: Music Theory I, II, III, and IV; Orchestration; Composition;

Lead lectures, graded and gave feedback on exams and in class work, offered private tutoring services upon student request.

Instructor: Guitar, Piano, Composition, Theory
May 2012 - Jul 2014
The Hoboken School of Music


D.M.A. in Composition
May 2016 - Present
The Juilliard School
M.M. in Composition
Sep 2014 - May 2016
The Juilliard School
B.A. in Music & Technology / Composition
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2013

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Jon C May 17, 2016

Will is both a fantastic composer and teacher! He's taught at Juilliard as well as Stevens but no matter where, his students seem to really enjoy working with him. As a composer, Will has some of the best and imaginative orchestration chops I've seen.

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