C.V./Resume

Education

University of Toronto, Faculty of Music
DMA in Music Composition, 2015 – 2019
University of Toronto, Faculty of Music
Masters in Music Composition, 2013 – 2015
University of British Columbia, School of Music
Bachelors in Music Composition, 2009 – 2013

Artistic Awards and Honors

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers 2019
1st prize, Godfrey Ridout award: And the Ocean was Gone (2016)
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award
For artistic excellence in the field of composition in Alberta
Lyra Society Costello Harp Composition Competition
Winner: Release for harp solo
Vancouver Bach Choir Choral Composition Competition
Winner: Glorify! for SATB, organ, and brass quintet
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores
Chamber Music Division winner: Memories for harp and marimba
Emilio del Rosario Foundation Emerging Composer Prize
1st prize: Circus Variations (2010) for solo piano
BMI Student Composer Award
Finalist: Radiant Light (2017) for sheng and orchestra
Etobicoke Philharmonic Young Composers Competition
1st prize: Jest (2011) for symphony orchestra 
International Woodwind Duo Composition Competition
Honorable Mention: Clutter (2017) for flute and bass clarinet
Warren County Young Composers Competition
1st prize: Jest (2011) for symphony orchestra
SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers 2016
1st prize, Sir Ernest MacMillan award: Genesis (2015)
SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers 2016
3rd prize, Pierre Mercure award: Meditation (2014)
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Composers Competition
1st prize: Jest (2011) for symphony orchestra
Florida State New Music Festival Call for Scores
For Genesis (2015) for symphony orchestra
Locrian Chamber Players Call for Scores
For Starscape (2014) for piano trio
University of Maryland TEMPO Call for Scores
For Starscape (2014) for piano trio
Austin Civic Orchestra Composition Competition
2nd prize: Sinfonia Concertante (2014)
Washington International Competition for Composition
1st prize: Tempest (2013) for string quartet
UofT String Quartet Composition Competition
Winner: Breathe (2015) for string quartet
4×4 Prizes for Conductors and Composers
Finalist: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Sun River Prize New Music Composition Competition
Finalist: Preludes (2015) for clarinet quartet
SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers 2015
2nd prize, Pierre Mercure award: Memories (2014)
Buffalo Chamber Players’ Call for Scores
Finalist: Force Studies (2012) for violin and cello
Land’s End Ensemble Composers Competition
2nd prize: Starscape (2014) for piano trio
Canadian University Music Society Composer Competition
Winner: Memories (2014) for harp and marimba
Idaho Falls Youth Symphony Composition Contest
1st prize: Jest (2011) for symphony orchestra
SCI/ASCAP Student Commissioning Competition
Finalist: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Nouvelle Génération Orchestra Composers Competition
Winner: Down the Rabbit Hole (2012) string orchestra
Etobicoke Philharmonic Young Composers Competition
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
East Carolina University Composition Competition
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
UofT Friendship Orchestral Composition Competition
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Seattle Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition
Finalist: Down the Rabbit Hole (2012) string orchestra
Birmingham New Music Alliance Call for Scores
Finalist: Circus Variations (2010) for solo piano
Mississauga Festival Choir Composition Competition
Winner: A Pure Heart, O God (2012) for SATB
CMC Prairies’ Emerging Composers’ Prize
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Prize
Winner: Lontano (2013) for piano trio
Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers
2nd Prize: Rondo (2012) for flute & piano trio
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Young Composers Competition
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Vancouver Chamber Choir Young Composers Competition
Best of BC Prize: A Pure Heart, O God (2012) for SATB
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores
For Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Call for Scores
For Remembrances (2008) for symphony orchestra
Vanguard International Choral Composition Competition
Winner: Glorify! (2012) for SATB & Brass Quintet
Land’s End Ensemble Composers Competition
Winner: Force Studies (2012) for violin and cello
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra Composers Competition
Winner: Three Musings (2010) for chamber orchestra
Edmonton Mayor’s Stantec Youth Artist Award
For exceptional artistic potential and talent
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Young Composers Project

Scholarships and Grants

John Weinzweig Graduating Scholarship
University of Toronto Graduating Award-Runner Up
SOCAN Foundation Travel Assistance Grant
Ontario Arts Council Commissioning Grant
Ontario Graduate Scholarships
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
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Eastbourne College Music Scholarship

Commissions

Regent Park School of Music Songbook Project (2018-10)
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 (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)

Teaching & Outreach

Regent Park School of Music
Introduction to Composition II | University of Toronto, 2017
Composing for Film | University of Toronto, 2017 – 2019
Musical Skills III | University of Toronto, 2016 – 2018
Musical Skills II | University of Toronto, 2016
Introduction to Music Recording | University of Toronto, 2016
Composition Department Assistant | University of Toronto, 2015-16
Musical Skills I | University of Toronto, 2014
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Elementary Connects, 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