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Education

– D.M.A in Music Composition, University of Toronto – 15′-19′
– Masters in Music Composition, University of Toronto – 13′-15′
– Bachelors in Music, University of British Columbia – 09′-13′
– Licentiate in Piano Performance, ABRSM London – 2011

Professional Awards & Honors

– EDR Foundation Emerging Composer Competition Winner
– BMI Student Composer Award, Finalist
– Etobicoke Phil. Young Composers Competition, Winner (2018)
– International Woodwind Duo Composition Competition, Runner up
– Warren County Young Composers’ Competition, First Prize
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 1st Prize
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 3rd Prize
– Metropolitan Youth Symph. Composers Competition, Winner
– Florida State New Music Festival Call for Scores, Winner
– Delgani String Quartet Commissioning Competition, Winner
– Locrian Chamber Player’s International Call for Scores, Winner
– U of Maryland TEMPO Call for Scores, Winner
– Austin Civic Orch. Composition Competition, 2nd Prize
– Novus New Music Inc. Commissioning Competition, Finalist
– Washington International Competition for Composition, Winner
– UofT String Quartet Composition Competition, Winner
– 4×4 Prizes for Conductors and Composers, Finalist
– Sun River Prize International Composition Competition
– SOCAN Foundation Young Composers’ Awards, 2nd Prize
– Buffalo Chamber Players’ Call for Scores, Finalist
– Land’s End Ensemble Composer Competition, 2nd Prize
– Canadian University Music Society Composer Competition, Winner
Idaho Falls Youth Symphony Composition Contest, Winner
– SCI/ASCAP Student Commissioning Competition, Graduate Finalist
– Nouvelle Génération Orch. Composers CompetitionWinner
– Etobicoke Phil. Young Composers Competition, Winner 
– NewMusic@ ECU Festival Orch. Composition Competition Winner
– UofT Friendship Orchestral Composition Competition, Winner
– CSU Sacramento Commissioned Composer
– Seattle Met Chamber Orch. Composition Competition Finalist
– Birmingham New Music Alliance Call for Scores Finalist
– Mississauga Festival Choir Composition Competition, Winner
– CMC Prairies’ Emerging Composers’ Prize
– Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Prize
– Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, 2nd Prize
– Nova Scotia Youth Orch. Young Composers Competition, Winner
– Vancouver Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition
– Toronto Symphony Orch. Call for Scores, Winner
– Toronto Symphony Youth Orch. Canadian Call for Scores, Winner
– Vanguard International Choral Composition Competition, Winner
– Land’s End Ensemble Composers’ Competition, Winner
– Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orch. Composers Competition, Winner
– Edmonton Symphony Orch. Young Composer-in-Residence Award
– UK Schools National Chamber Music Competition, U16 Finalist

Academic Scholarships and Grants

– Ontario Graduate Scholarship
– Arts Abroad Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
– University of Toronto Outstanding TA Award Nomination
– Lunenburg Academy Scotiabank Fellowship for Advanced Studies
– Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant for Professional Musicians
– University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship
– Lothar Klein Doctoral Memorial Fellowship
– University of Toronto Graduate Travel Grants
– Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction
– University of Toronto SGS Conference Grants
– Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship
– UBC School of Music Catherine Cooke Topping Memorial Medal
– UBC School of Music Director’s Prize in Composition
– Kandler Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Music
– UBC Wesbrook Scholarship
– UBC Rhodes Scholarship Nominee
– Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship
– The Robert A. Tipple Scholarship in Music
– UBC Marnie Carter Scholarship in Music
– UBC Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music
– UBC Music Undergraduate Student Association Creative Grant
– UBC Russell Patrick Arts Undergraduate Research Award, Runner Up
– Ernest Wesley Cubitt Sharpe Memorial Scholarship
– UBC Nora Black Memorial Scholarship
– UBC Maurice Taylor Scholarship in Music
– UBC President’s Entrance Scholarship
– Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music
– RBC® Foundation Lifeskills Scholarship
– Edmonton Mayor’s Arts Awards, Youth Artist Award
– Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
– Eastbourne College Music Scholarship

Commissions

– Interro String Quartet, Toronto, Canada (2018-19)
– Central Bucks West HS Choir, Doylestown, USA (2018)
– Spectrum Music Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2018)
– Coming Home Project, Toronto, Canada (2018)
– Shanghai Conservatory of Music/ Shanghai Philharmonic (2017)
– Access Contemporary Music, Chicago (2017)
– Delgani String Quartet, Oregon, USA (2016)
– Jeffrey Leung & Novus New Music Inc., 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
– Florida State University New Music Festival
– Illinois State University Red Note New Music Festival
– TACTUS International Young Composers’ Forum
– Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composers Showcase
– East Carolina University New Music Initiative
– Canadian Music Centre Class Axe Guitar Workshop
– Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop
– Vancouver International Song Institute ArtSong Lab
– Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival
– Atlantic Music Festival Composition Program
– Bozzini Quartet Composers’ Lab Composition Academy
– Sonic Boom Festival of New Music
– Orford Arts Centre Composition Academy

Teaching & Outreach

– 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, 2012
– Health Arts Society, Artsway Ambassador, 2011-13

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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