Coordinator of the Composition Sector and Adjunct Professor - Composition

BMus, University of Toronto with Oskar Morawetz and Edward Laufer
MM, University of Michigan with Leslie Bassett
DMA, University of Michigan with William Bolcom and George Wilson

Pérez 315

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3435

Work E-mail:

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Courses taught

  • MUS2306 - Theory and Analysis I
  • MUS2307 - Theory and Analysis II
  • MUS3306 - Theory and Analysis III
  • MUS3307 - Theory and Analysis
  • MUS3315 - Music and Computers I
  • MUS3715 - Musique et informatique I
  • MUS4311 - Schenkerian Analysis
  • MUS3018 - Composition
  • MUS4018 - Composition


Commissions from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, CBC, Alberta Culture, Laidlaw Foundation

"Uncommon Prayers" (texts by Susan McMaster) - Chouses and Orchestra of the University of Ottawa, Shannon Cole, Soprano soloist, April 4, 2008

"Hail" (Texts by Seymour Mayne) - Doreen Claxton, soprano and Valerie Dueck, piano, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, 2005

"Càol MacOidh" - Roger Cole, oboe and Elizabeth Volpé-Bligh, harp, UBC Recital Hall, Oct. 12, 2005.

Scores for Odyssey Theatre productions, 1998-2005.


Part-time Professor of the Year Award at the Faculty of Arts (2008)

Fields of Interest

  • Composition for voice, for guitar, and for theatre
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