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Andrew James Clark

Composer - Pianist - Curator 

Andrew James Clark is a Canadian composer currently residing in Toronto. He is the founder of Classical Context, the President of the Canadian Composers Orchestra, and the Music Director of Heron Park Baptist Church. Email: (


Andrew's professional development includes a Composition Fellowship with the Hamilton Philharmonic, a Conducting Apprenticeship with Orchestra Toronto, and participation in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Generation Composition Program. He has a published work with Counterpoint Library, and his music has been included in the ACNMP’s Contemporary Showcase Syllabus. Recent awards include his Symphonic Dance ranking second place in the Etobicoke Philharmonic's 2022 Young Composer Competition, and his Prelude From the Rhythmic Suite being a finalist in the 2020 New York New Contemporary Music Symposium.


Community building has consistently remained at the forefront of Andrew’s musical activities. His concert series Classical Context has been featured on's “Critic’s Picks”, and has showcased a substantial amount of early-career professionals from throughout Canada. His efforts in sustaining a music therapy program for elderly and homeless musicians earned him a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in 2016, and in 2021 he helped launch the Digital Generations Program seeking to aide emerging composers in the creation of digital composition portfolios.

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News Articles and Interviews

A Conversation with Participants of the HPO Reading Session (pdf link)

The Canadian Music Centre

HPO is ready to roll out all that special music (pdf link)

The Hamilton Spectator 

HPO Fellowship: Andrew James Clark (pdf link)

The Canadian Music Centre

Andrew James Clark's Profile - Part 1(clip)

Nexum Collective of New Music


B.M., M.M. The University of Toronto - Faculty of Music - 2018

Under the Supervision of Gary Kulesha

RBC Composition Fellowship - The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra - 2019

Under the Supervision of Abigail Richardson Schulte

Arts Administration, Non-for profit Finance, Public Speaking, Conducting 

Conducting Apprenticeship  - Orchestra Toronto - 2018

Under the Supervision of Kevin Mallon 

Conducting, Score Study, Concert Tech Setup

Upcoming & Recent Performances

Highlands Opera Studio - Haliburton (Ontario) - Aug 17th, 19th, 2023 (flyer)

Three Meditations (2015)

Kanna Taniguchi Solo Recital - Kyoto Art Centre (Japan) - Nov 22, 2023 (flyer)

Sonata-Rhythmica (2023)

Canadian Composer - New Music - Classical Contemporary Art Music - Toronto - Composition Lessons - Canadian Music 

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