Colin Stack has been writing, producing, coaching, and directing his own music professionally since 1994. His music has drawn on many diverse genres including contemporary concert music, blues and rock, jazz, Broadway, and film noir. The span of his musical interests is showcased on all five of his eclectic albums released on the Stacktone label (see discography section of this website for more information on those albums).
Mr. Stack received the B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music. While pursuing his Masters degree, Mr. Stack’s Identity Crisis, scored for six instruments, won the New England Conservatory Honors Competition for Jon Heiss’ Contemporary Ensemble in 2004. He was also invited by the Harvard Group for New Music series to have a performance of his Perpetual Déjà vu, written for saxophone quartet, during their 2002/2003 season at the university’s John Knowles Pain Hall. Both of these scores are featured on Music for Short Attention Span Listeners, a compilation album of Stack’s concert/instrumental music.