Composition Teachers:

Peter Ware,
Composer in Residence
Composition, Piano & Theory
MM, Yale University
BM, Virginia Commonwealth University

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.

Francis P. Ubertelli, Composition & Theory Teacher
DMA Candidate, U of T Composition
MM Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome Composition
BM Conservatoire de musique de Québec, Composition

Francis P. Ubertelli, RCMusic Composition and Theory Teacher

Francis P. Ubertelli was born in Quebec City. He studied music composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec with Armando Santiago and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni and Azio Corghi. After years as a teacher of music and French and the publication of his first novel in France, he began a DMA program in composition at the University of Toronto in 2016 with Professor Norbert Palej. His music is marked simultaneously by the Tridentine and Slavonic liturgies, by Morricone’s aesthetic and Donatoni’s musical characters. Francis aims to blur the lines between a more traditional approach to music and paradigms of the avant-garde compositional process. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.