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Stacey Barelos

Omaha, NE         

Omaha native Stacey Barelos is a performer, composer, and educator. As a performer, she specializes in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly the music of living composers. Regarding her first solo release, The Midwest American Piano Project, the American Record Guide said, “Stacey Barelos…plays with authority and poetic nuance, her beautiful tone captured vividly in this warm recording…” Barelos has also done extensive research on the piano music of American composer Henry Cowell, much of which can be seen on her website: www.cowellpiano.com. Centaur Records released her second CD, Henry Cowell: Piano Music, in 2012.


As a composer, Stacey’s works have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe and Australia. Recent premieres include many little noisy wooden things for percussion and improvisers, as part of the Generator Series, and In a World (voice and piano) and The Non-American Dream (voice and trombone), written in collaboration with the Opera Omaha One Festival. Her works can be heard on the Albany and the Blue Griffin labels.


Dr. Barelos received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Luther College and Bowling Green State University. Currently, Stacey is the Theory/Composition Department Char and a private instructor at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and is the Education Director for the Omaha Under the Radar Festival. For more information, see her website, www.staceybarelos.com.


Dynamic Motion

Dynamic Motion for solo piano by Henry Cowell

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