Stanley Schumacher is Artistic Director of RASA, New Jersey's Avant-Garde Music Ensemble. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University and has studied composition with Herbert Brun and Joel Thome. His compositions have been performed by the American Society of University Composers, by RASA, at various New York City venues and at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Dr. Shumacher also acts as a free-lance trombonist at various new music performances in the New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. His composition are available from Media Press and the American Music Center. His composition, "The Lecture" can be heard on the RASA Ensemble recording, "Poemusic."