Recipient of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Award

  I am very grateful and send many sincere thanks to The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation for choosing me as one of the recipients of the 2015 Leon and Thea Koerner Award. The grant helps to finance my studies abroad at the University of Michigan.

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Reviews of Premieres at The New York Festival of Song

On February 17, 2014, Baritone Shea Owens joined pianist and co-artistic director of NYFOS (New York Festival of Song), Michael Barrett, in the premiere performance of two of my most recent compositions, False Morning, and The River-Lip. Originally written for Baritone and Guitar, the songs were recorded by Michael Strutt, and Will George in Vancouver, BC, and […]

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Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan

I am very excited about starting my DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) degree in composition at the University of Michigan in the beautiful Ann Arbor, with a cognate in piano duo. Being at one of the finest performance and composition schools in the world means that I will get a chance to collaborate with many […]

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Composer Residency at ArtSpring with the Emily Carr String Quartet

I am excited to be joining the Emily Carr String Quartet (ECSQ) on Salt Spring Island for a short residency position, during which I will be composing a string quartet commissioned for the ECSQ. The residency culminates with an informal presentation of the work-in-progress, featuring the Emily Carr Quartet, and myself. Read more about the event […]

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Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence

I am extremely grateful to the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra‘s (VPO) board for their unanimous vote to appoint me as their inaugural composer-in-residence. I am particularly proud to have had a role in shaping this new and exciting position, which will not only help me and my future successors in further cultivating our skills as orchestral composers, but […]

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Third Win at SOCAN Foundation Awards

The soundtrack for Zyra, a film by Alee Gaytan and Jorelle Miranda, wins second prize at the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Audio Visual composers. This marks my third win at SOCAN Foundation Awards after winning two first prizes in 2011 and 2012. A great thank you to Janna Sailor, and Albertina Chan (Cordei) for their […]

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