Dave Stamps is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Othmer Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At UNL, Stamps directs the UNL Big Band, teaches jazz history and world music, and studies jazz composition for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
An active trombonist and composer/arranger, Stamps has performed with/written for the Colorado Jazz Orchestra, Ninth+Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge, Jim Widner Big Band, and Wil Swindler's Elevenet. He has performed all over North America, South America, and Europe, including several trips and residencies in Romania. His compositions have been performed and recorded by university and professional jazz ensembles worldwide. He is a member of ASCAP, the AFM, JEN, the College Music Society, the Liberace Scholars, and Pi Kappa Lambda.
His research interests include compositional profile mapping, using standard communication and listening skills to teach aural music develop through a case study approach, intellectual property vs. commerce practices, and new music publishing models and implementation. Most recently, he has presented his compositions and arranging research at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania as well as performed at the acclaimed SoNoRo International Chamber Music Festival in 2011.
Previously, Stamps has served as the Associate Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as the Managing Director of the Center for Jazz Composition and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida where he helped develop the Jazz Masterworks Series, the International Jazz Composers' Symposium, and the International Jazz Arranging Competition.
Stamps is an alumnus of the University of South Florida, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Indiana University.