Stephanie Orlando (b.1993) is a composer based in Toronto. Her work has been performed
by ensembles such as Esprit Orchestra (Toronto), The Freesound Series (Toronto), Duo
D’Entre Deux (Montreal), Femmeldoy Chamber Music Collective (New York City), Gloria
Yehilevsky (Chicago), Stereoscope Saxophone Duo (Toronto), junctQin Keyboard Collective
(Toronto), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto), Daniel Ramjattan (Toronto), and Yang
Chen (Toronto). She has also collaborated with choreographers Kylie Thompson and Ming-Bo
Lam (Toronto), playwright Laureen Damarren (Waterloo), and visual artist Diane Eastham
Her catalogue contains works for standard ensembles to less common performing forces—
orchestra, amplified pill bottles, and everything in between. Her current interests include mixed
media composition, creative coding, and using technology in combination with classical
Her music engages with contemporary classical influences, while exploring them through the
lens of her own inspiration. One of her current projects is a series of mixed media solo and
chamber works that explore various aspects of mental health treatment. Through this long term project she seeks to create honest and vulnerable works that connect with listeners who see themselves in her work and feel represented in bringing the conversation on mental wellness to the concert stage.
She has received funding for commissioning, travel, and professional development from the
Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, SOCAN Foundation,
and the Association of Canadian Women Composers.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition from Wilfrid Laurier
University, a Masters degree in Music in Composition from the University of Toronto, and an
ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is currently pursuing a
Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Toronto. She is an Associate
Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and a board member of the Association of
Canadian Women Composers (ACWC/ACC).
SOON, 2020, for classical guitar and electronics. Performed by Daniel Ramjattan, guitar, November 2020.
2 from big, 1 from small, 2019, for two pill bottles and live electronics. Performed by Gloria Yehilevsky, percussion, February 2020.
scatterbrain, 2018, for soprano and flute. Performed by Rebecca Gray, soprano and Sara Constant, flute, May 2018.
phases of the moon, 2017, for string orchestra. Performed by the University of Toronto String Orchestra, April 2017.
A complete list of works can be found at www.stephanieorlando.ca