biography

Stephanie Orlando (b.1993) is a composer based in Toronto. Her work has been performed by ensembles such as Femmeldoy Chamber Music Collective, Stereoscope Saxophone DuojunctQin Keyboard CollectiveThin Edge New Music CollectivePenderecki String Quartet, and Duo D'Entre Deux. She has also collaborated with choreographers Kylie Thompson and Ming-Bo Lam, playwright Laureen Damarren, and visual artist Diane Eastham. She has received funding for commissioning, travel, and professional development from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation, and the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

 

Her catalogue contains works for standard ensembles to less common performing forces—orchestra, amplified pill bottles, and everything in between. Her current interests include mixed media composition, creative coding, and using technology in combination with classical instruments.

Her music engages with contemporary classical influences, while exploring them through the lens of her own inspiration. One of her current projects is a series of mixed media solo and chamber works that explore various aspects of mental health treatment. Through this long term project she seeks to create honest and vulnerable works that connect with listeners who see themselves in her work and feel represented in bringing the conversation on mental wellness to the concert stage.

 

Stephanie holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Masters degree in Music in Composition from the University of Toronto, and an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and a board member of the Association of Canadian Women Composers (ACWC). 

 

Upcoming projects include a new work for Esprit Orchestra on the topic of mental health treatment to be performed in their New Wave Festival 2021.

© Stephanie Orlando 2020

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