Undergraduate Student Recital: William Stout, Composition

Event Date: 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Premiere link

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
William Stout (photo by Samantha Teemant)
Undergraduate composer William Stout will present a senior Bachelor of Music recital, titled "At the End of the Highway," with pianist William Geiler on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 4 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include original compositions by Stout, including Bachelor JamVignette, Three Short Pieces for Solo Piano, ExcursionsEye of the Storm, Two Etudes for Electric Bass, Tribulation, and Sol/Luna. Stout is a student of UC Santa Barbara Lecturer Dr. Andrew Tholl.
YouTube Premiere link: youtu.be/-b-lfBc1Cq8


View a PDF of the program here
Bachelor Jam 
Three Short Pieces for Solo Piano
     I.   Halloran Summit
     II.  Fallow Farm Near Primm
     III. The Moonshine Dance
Eye of the Storm
Two Etudes for Electric Bass

About the Artist

William Stout is a Music Composition Major at UC Santa Barbara. He writes a variety of music, but is primarily inspired by rock, funk, and jazz stylings. He grew up in Rocklin, California, where he cultivated his love of music from elementary school through high school. He learned to play instruments like the clarinet, tenor saxophone, and bass guitar through his years in student ensembles. At UCSB, William initially intended to get a degree in clarinet performance, but quickly became interested in the art of composition, and began studying under Nick Norton, Brandon Rolle, and Andrew Tholl. In his music, William strives to create a unique fusion that marries highly-structured genres, like progressive rock, with genres that espouse spontaneity and improvisation, such as jazz or funk.
William Stout