Performance from final concert of Canadian Music Centre and Canadian League of Composers Emerging Composers Program 2013 (performed by Contact Contemporary Ensemble)
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition, where I studied composition with Chan Ka Nin, James Rolfe, and Christos Hatzis. I completed a Master of Music in composition (with a minor project in improvisation) at the University of Newcastle (UK) in 2004, and a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance at Dalhousie University in 2002.
In 2013 I participated in the Canadian League of Composers/Canadian Music Centre Emerging Composers Mentorship program, where I had an opportunity to work with the Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop and with Contact Contemporary Music Ensemble. I have also participated in a number of workshops for emerging composers, including Opera From Scratch, ArrayMusic Emerging Composers Workshop, and Scotia Festival of Music Young Artists Program.
My current creative research interests include narrative and storytelling in music, musical communication, miniatures and character pieces, and creatively exploring how ideas transform as they are transmitted from one person to another or from one (performance) medium to another. Past research and creative projects have included investigating the work and ideas of women composing in Canada, and creatively seeking ways to create compositions for live performance that are relevant for audiences of the digital age.
I am always interested in opportunities for music composition, performance, or collaborative projects, and am also available to teach music lessons or help with editing/arranging music, so please contact me if you would like to hire me, commission some music, or collaborate.
Fiona M. Ryan - List of Compositions (1998-present)
listed by category with their year of composition and performance
Instrumental Solo and Chamber Music
Vocal Music (songs and operas)
Music for Instruments with Electronics/Electric Instruments
Improvisational Composition Projects