Composition, Piano & Theory
Composer in Residence
MM, Yale University, Composition
BM, Virginia Commonwealth University, Composition
Lessons at Don Mills and McNicoll.
Peter studied composition at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Cincinnati and Yale University. His principal teachers include Krzysztof Penderecki, Toru Takemitsu and theorist Allen Forte (Schenkerian analysis).
With a long established career in composition, Peter has attracted grants from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. His orchestra music has been commissioned/performed the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Iceland Symphony and Orchestra London Canada.
Peter has received awards from the Minnesota Composers Forum, St. Louis New Music Circle, University of Cincinnati, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Virginia Commonwealth University and Yale University. In 1993/4, Ware was Composer-of-the-Season for the Saskatoon Symphony.
He is a member of the Canadian Music Centre and Canadian League of Composers. http://www.peterware.com/