Composition

The Composition program at Midtown Music School is one of the most comprehensive, innovative and enjoyable programs in the GTA. Students who have worked in this program have continued their work in post-secondary education and real-world opportunities such as film and television scoring, videogame scoring and concert performance.

Working in tandem with our Theory program, students are taught the importance of communication in their compositions on top of creative exploration. A focus on idiomatic composition (i.e. using the natural abilities, strengths and weaknesses of an instrument to guide a piece) as scoring techniques ensures that pieces are able to be performed and workshopped. Along with our full recording abilities and scoring stations, students build a real portfolio they can use for any pursuits in the composition field.

Students are taught by teachers with real world experience. Pieces have been premiered by the Mendelssohn Choir, Gryphon Trio and Niagara Brass, to name a few. Their works have been heard on radios and televisions across North America, Europe and Australia.

Our Composition Teachers

David Stone

Milen Petzelt-Sorace

Examples of student works are below. Please respect all copyright laws.

Mackenzie P. - Ghostly Caper, Miniature for String Quartet (download score)

Ghostly Caper

New & notable

What's new

MTMS Online Recital June 2020

Even though we can't be together, we can still share our amazing achievements! Thanks to everyone participating in our first-ever online recital. We will be adding to this page as we get more recordings.

William

MTMS Online Summer Choir Program

When: June 29-August 21
Cost: $250 per child
Where: Your living room!

Like you, most (if not all!) of our summer camps and programs have been cancelled. We’re here to help!