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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: (

"Asymmetry is                                 Differentiation"

Short Bio

Andrew's music has been performed both at home and abroad. His 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 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.

Andrew was recently selected as a NextGen Composer by Gustavo Gimeno and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. His music will performed in their upcoming 24-25 season.

Andrew holds two music degrees from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music completed under the supervision of Gary Kulesha.


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

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