From 2006 to 2015 Prock was Senior Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Music where he taught composition and film music. He has also taught at The University of Richmond, The College of William and Mary and The University of Virginia where, in addition to his duties as a composer, he was Director of the New Music Ensemble. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mobile University, a Master of Music in Composition from The Florida State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University where he studied under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning composers, Steven Stucky and Karel Husa. Additionally, he has worked at the American Academy at Fontainebleau in France with André Boucourechliev and spectralist composer, Tristan Murail.
Stephan Prock is a freelance composer and film music scholar in Boston. A talented and versatile composer of contemporarty music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra, and film, his music has been widely performed both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition Prock has won a number of competitions and awards. Among these are:
2014 “Festival Award” – Boston Metro Opera Contempo Competition, Art Song Category
2014 Finalist – Oticons Film Music Composition Competition
2014 Selected for recording of Shakespeare Bitters by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
2013 “Director’s Award” – Boston Metro Opera Contempo Competition, Art Song Category
2006 Selected for Recording of Garden Varieties: Four Dance Vignettes by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
2005 Best Original Motion Picture Score – Bare Bones International Film Festival
2003 Finalist – Columbia Orchestra American Composer Competition
2001 Composer Participant – First Annual Minnesota Orchestra Readings and Composer Institute led by Pulitzer prize winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis (2001).