Derek Stoll obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the University of Calgary. He has composed works for concert band, jazz band, small ensembles and solo instruments. Mr. Stoll has traveled extensively with show bands throughout Canada, the US and Japan. He studied jazz and brass performance at the Banff Centre. He has taught science and music in the BC school system, and was the Director of Musicamrose (Alberta Summer Music Workshop Association) from 1989 to 1995.
He has recently lectured at Boston University, and is a consultant for Conservatory Canada’s new Contemporary idioms syllabus. He teaches jazz piano at Mount Royal College in Calgary and is currently active as a clinician, adjudicator, and composer. He is active in Alberta’s music scene, and is a Board Member of the Calgary Arts Summer School, Calgary Musicians’ Association, and the Classic Aircraft Collection and Restoration Society. He is a co-founder of Alberta Musician Development Workshops.