Stephanie Orlando


Stephanie Orlando, ACWC SoundBox Manager

Stephanie Orlando (b.1993) is an emerging composer and pianist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her music has been performed across the province by such ensembles as the Penderecki String Quartet, Arcady Singers, and the Rosewood Consort. She is the recipient of the 2016 Arcady Emerging Composer Award, as well as the 1st place winner of the 2015 ORMTA Music Writing Competition.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Stephanie recently completed her Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. At WLU, she studied composition with Linda Catlin Smith and Glenn Buhr, and classical piano with Elaine Lau. In the summer of 2014, she also completed her ARCT in piano performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Stephanie is a versatile pianist, having performed with various ensembles such as the WLU Improvised Concerts Ensemble and WLU Jazz Ensemble. She has also served as the piano accompanist for Vera Causa Opera, the Boris Brott Festival Choir, and St. Augustine Parish Choir.

Compositionally, Stephanie has experience writing for a variety of styles and instrumentation. She has always felt composition to be such a natural extension of her musical training, and treasures her exposure to and experiences playing such varied genres of music. She also frequently performs her own works.

Stephanie is currently pursuing her Masters of Music in Composition at the University of Toronto, studying under Christos Hatzis. She is a member of the International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM) and the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers (SOCAN). Stephanie is also the grant coordinator for the emerging new opera company, Vera Causa Opera.

A Portrait of the Sea, 2015, solo piano (9:00). Performed by the composer, April 2015.

Rapture, 2015, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and marimba. Performed at Walter Hall, University of Toronto, December 2015.

Pastorale, 2015, recorder ensemble (3:00). Performed by the Rosewood Consort, May 2016.

String Quartet No. 1, 2014 (2:30). Performed by the Penderecki String Quartet, January 2016.

Annabel Lee, 2014, baritone voice and piano (4:30). Performed by Dylan Langan, October 2015.

A Dream Within A Dream, 2014, mezzo-soprano and piano (4:00). Performed by Chantal Grybas, March 2014.

A complete list of works can be found at