Z. Randall Stroope is an American conductor, composer and university professor. His composition teachers were Normand Lockwood and Cecil Effinger, both students of Nadia Boulanger, the famous French teacher (and student of Gabriel Fauré). He studied conducting with Douglas McEwen and Margaret Hillis. He is the artistic director of two international summer music festivals in Europe and is a recurring teacher/composer with the Italian National Choral Federation in the summer as well. Randall conducts at many of the major concert halls every year in the United States including Chicago Orchestra Hall and Carnegie Hall. A very active clinician, he has conducted 41 all-state choirs and hundreds of music festivals. Ensembles under his direction have performed twice at the National ACDA convention.
Randall has 155 published musical works and received numerous composition awards. Conversion of Saul, Psalm 23, Go Lovely Rose, We Beheld Once Again the Stars and Homeland are among his best known works. Recordings of his music can be heard on his web site (www.zrstroope.com), publisher websites or other social media. As a Professor of Music and Director of Choral/Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University, Randall conducts three ensembles and oversees the conducting program.