C.V./Resume

Education

– D.M.A in Music Composition | 2015-2019 | University of Toronto
– Masters in Music Composition | 2013 – 2015 | University of Toronto
– Bachelors in Music Composition | 2009 – 2013 | University of British Columbia
– Licentiate in Piano Performance | 2011 | Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Professional Awards & Honors

– Warren County Summer Music School Young Composers’ Competition, First Prize (2017)
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 1st Prize, Ernest Macmillan Award (2016)
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 3rd Prize, Pierre Mercure Award (2016)
– Metropolitan Youth Symphony Student Composers Competition, Winner (2016)
– Florida State University New Music Festival Call for Scores, Winner (2016)
– Delgani String Quartet Commissioning Competition, Winner (2016)
– Locrian Chamber Player’s International Call for Scores, Winner (2016)
– University of Maryland TEMPO New Music Call for Scores, Winner (2016)
– Austin Civic Orchestra Composition Competition, 2nd Prize (2016)
– Novus New Music Inc. Commissioning Competition, Finalist (2016)
– Washington International Competition for Composition, Winner (2015)
– University of Toronto String Quartet Composition Competition, Winner(2015)
– University of Oklahoma 4×4 Prizes for Conductors and Composers, Finalist (2015)
– 11th Sun River Prize International Composition Competition, Honorable Mention (2015)
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 2nd Prize, Pierre Mercure Award (2015)
– East Shawnee Orchestra International Commissioning Competition, Finalist (2015)
– Buffalo Chamber Players’ Call for Scores, Finalist (2015)
– Land’s End Chamber Ensemble 15th Composer Competition, 2nd Prize (2015)
– Canadian University Music Society Student Composer Competition, Winner (2015)
Idaho Falls Youth Symphony 25th Season Composition Contest, Winner  (2015)
– SCI/ASCAP Student Commissioning Competition, Graduate level Finalist (2015)
– Orchestre Nouvelle Génération Emerging Composers CompetitionWinner  (2014)
– Etobicoke Philharmonic Young Composers Competition, Winner  (2014)
– NewMusic@ ECU Festival Orchestral Composition Competition Winner  (2014)
– University of Toronto Friendship Orchestral Composition Competition, Winner  (2014)
– California State University Sacramento Commissioned Composer (2014)
– Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition Finalist (2014)
– Ablaze Records Orchestral Call for Scores, selected composer (2014)
– Birmingham New Music Alliance Call for Scores Finalist (2014)
– Mississauga Festival Choir Choral Composition Competition, Winner  (2014)
– Canadian Music Centre Prairies’ Emerging Composers Prize (2014)
– Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Prize, Winner  (2013)
– Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, 2nd Prize (2013)
– Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra National Young Composers Competition, Winner (2013)
– Vancouver Chamber Choir 11th Young Composers Competition, Best of BC Prize (2013)
– Toronto Symphony Orchestra Canadian Call for Scores, selected composer (2013)
– Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Canadian Call for Scores, Winner (2012)
– Vanguard Premieres International Choral Composition Competition, Winner (2012)
– Land’s End Chamber Ensemble 12th annual Composers’ Competition, Winner (2012)
– Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra Composers Competition, Winner (2010)
– Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Young Composer-in-Residence Award (2008)
– UK Schools National Chamber Music Competition, U16 Finalist (2006)

Academic Scholarships and Grants

– Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017)
– Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for Professional Musicians (2017)
– University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nomination (2017)
– Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction (2016)
– Lunenburg Academy Scotiabank Fellowship for Advanced Studies (2016)
– Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for Professional Musicians (2015)
– University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship (2015)
– Lothar Klein Doctoral Memorial Fellowship (2015-2017)
– University of Toronto Graduate Travel Grant (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
– Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction (2015)
– University of Toronto SGS Conference Grant (2016, 2014)
– Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for Professional Musicians (2014)
– Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship (2014)
– University of Toronto Masters Fellowship (2013)
– UBC School of Music Catherine Cooke Topping Memorial Medal (2013)
– UBC School of Music Director’s Prize in Composition (2013)
– Melitta & Joseph Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Music (2013)
– University of British Columbia Wesbrook Scholarship (2013)
– University of British Columbia Rhodes Scholarship Nominee (2012)
– Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for Professional Musicians (2013)
– Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship (2013)
– The Robert A. Tipple Scholarship in Music (2013)
– UBC Marnie Carter Scholarship in Music (2013)
– UBC Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music (2013)
– UBC Music Undergraduate Student Association Creative Grant (2013)
– UBC Russell Patrick Arts Undergraduate Research Award, Runner Up (2012)
– Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship (2011)
– UBC Nora Black Memorial Scholarship (2011)
– UBC Maurice Taylor Scholarship in Music (2011)
– University of British Columbia President’s Entrance Scholarship (2009)
– Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music (2009)
– RBC® Foundation Lifeskills Scholarship (2009)
– Artists Coalition of Edmonton STANTEC™ Youth Artist Award (2009)
– Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (2009)
– Eastbourne College Music Scholarship (2004-07)

Commissions

– Shanghai Conservatory of Music & Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)
– Delgani String Quartet, Oregon, USA (2016)
– Jeffrey Leung & Novus New Music Inc., University of Michigan, USA (2016)
– Shengwen Wu, Arizona State University, USA (2016)
– Ensemble Mise-en, Illinois State University, USA (2016)
– University of Toronto Wind Symphony, Toronto, Canada (2016)
– Spire Fusion Ensemble, Toronto, Canada (2016)
– Lunenburg Academy of Music, Nova Scotia, Canada (2016)
– Ruben Bettencourt, Toronto, Canada (2015)
– Musicus Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR (2015)
– University of British Columbia Centennial, Vancouver, Canada (2015)
– University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Canada (2014)
– California State University School of Music, Sacramento, USA (2014)
– Rob MacDonald, Toronto, Canada (2014)
– Jack Liang, Arizona State University, USA (2014)
– Piano and Erhu Project (PEP), Vancouver, Canada (2014)
– Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Halifax, Canada (2014)
– Chan Center for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, Canada (2012)
– UBC Contemporary Players, Vancouver, Canada (2011)
– RedShift New Music Society, Vancouver, Canada (2010)
– Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (2008)

Composition Festivals & Programs

– Lunenburg Academy of Music Composition Academy | Composition Fellow
– Florida State University New Music Festival | Participant
– Illinois State University Red Note New Music Festival | Participant
– TACTUS International Young Composers’ Forum | Participant
– Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composers Showcase | Participant
– East Carolina University New Music Initiative  | Composer-in-Residence
– Canadian Music Centre Class Axe Guitar Workshop |Participant
– Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop | Participant
– Vancouver International Song Institue (VISI) ArtSong Lab | Participant
– Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival | Composer-in-Residence
– Atlantic Music Festival Composition Program | Participant
– Bozzini Quartet Composers’ Lab Composition Academy | Participant
– Sonic Boom Festival of New Music, Featured Composer | Participant
– Orford Arts Centre Composition Academy | Participant

Teaching Experience

– Introduction to Composition II | University of Toronto, Spring 2017
– Composing for Film | University of Toronto, 2017/18
– Musical Skills III | University of Toronto, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
– Musical Skills II | University of Toronto, Spring 2016
– Introduction to Music Recording | University of Toronto, Spring 2016
– Composition Department Assistant | University of Toronto, Spring 2015, Fall 2016
– Musical Skills I | University of Toronto, Fall 2014
– Elementary Connects Program | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Summer 2012

Publications

– SCI Journal of Music Scores Vol.56 | “Meditation” for solo guitar
Schott Music Publishing, 2017
– UBC Faculty of Arts Russ Patrick Award | “Arranging Music for Bassoon
Online Publication, 2012

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