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Awards, Significant Achievements & Resumé

Photo credit: Bo Huang Photography, 2019 – bohuang.ca

        Photo credit: Bo Huang Photography, 2019 – bohuang.ca


 Please find my Resumé attached below if you are interested in viewing it.


·    UnIversity Of Toronto –  TORONTO, ON, 2014-2019
      DMA - In Composition - GPA: 4.0

·    UnIversity Of Toronto –  TORONTO, ON, 2012-2014 - Graduated with High Distinction
      Mmus - In Composition - GPA: 4.0

·    UnIversity Of Toronto –  TORONTO, ON, 2008-2012 - Graduated with High Distinction
      Bmus (Hons) - Specialist Degree in Music, Major in Composition, Minor in Spanish - GPA: 3.98

      ·       London College of Music Examinations – London, England, 2007
            Grade 8 Advanced Electric Guitar, First Class Honours, Graduated with Merit

       ·       ASSOCIATE BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC – London, England, 2008

           Grade 8 Advanced Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis


       ·       GCE Advanced Level Diploma – Brentwood School, London, England, 2006-2008

            3 A’s in A level French, Maths, and Music and 5 A’s at AS (Advanced Subsiduary) level Chemistry, French, Italian, Maths, and Music


       ·     Ontario Graduate Scholarship - (2016-17 & 2017-18)

       ·     Infant Joy (2015) selected as winner of the Mississauga Festival Choir Competition - (2015)

       ·     Confessions (2014) awarded the Violet Archer Composition Prize - (2015)

       ·     Recipient of the University of Toronto Fellowship, awarded to a doctoral student in Music, specialising in Composition - (2014)


       ·     SSHRC: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program: Master's Scholarship (2013-14)

·      Recipient of the Lothar Klein Memorial Fellowship and Scholarship, University of Toronto, awarded to an outstanding Master's Student in Music, specialising in Composition - (2012)

·      Recipient of the Music Alumni Graduating Award, University of Toronto, awarded based upon academic excellence - (2012)

·       Recipient of the Ben McPeek Composition Scholarship & the Arthur Plettner Academic Scholarship, University of Toronto (2011)

·       Faculty Artist’s Academic Scholarship & the Gwendolyn Grant Composition Scholarship, University of Toronto - (2010)

·       Brentwood School A.H. Brown Prize for Outstanding Contribution to School Music – (2008)

Other Significant Achievements:

·      Commissioned by the University of Toronto to compose the music for the "Boundless Impact" video, and for the Faculty of Music's "Newsroom" - (2013)

·      Commissioned by University College, University of Toronto, to compose "The Fanfare of Illumination" for the first annual "University College Alumni of Influence Gala" - (2012)

·      In the process of obtaining Logic 9 Apple certification - (2011)

                ·      Finalist for the SCGC (Screen Composers Guild of Canada) Mentorship Bursary Program. Inserted into MBP Talent Pool - (2011)

·       Accepted to the King’s College London and Royal Academy of Music joint Music University course - (2008)

·       Interviewed at Magdalen College and St Peter’s College, Oxford University – (December 2007); Interviews at Cambridge University – (January 2014)

·       Chorister, Psalmist and Soloist for the Brentwood Cathedral Choir – Performed in Brentwood Cathedral, Siena Cathedral, St Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, Chelmsford Cathedral & St Paul's Cathedral (2006-2008)

·       Performed at the Queen's Theatre with Essex rock band Minus-1 and received 1 gold and 1 silver medal in the Essex regional band competition. Interviewed and aired on local radio station. (Singer, Lead Guitarist and Songwriter) - (2006-2008)

·       Guitarist, vocalist, composer and arranger for the Brentwood School Big Band. Performed in Germany, Italy & England - (2006-2008)

·       Commissioned to write organ toccata by the Organ Scholar of Brentwood Cathedral. Premiered in Saint Sulpice, France & in Brentwood Cathedral, England – (2008)

·       Orchestral composition: 'Uno Sguardo al Cielo' premiered in Brentwood Cathedral - (2008)

·      Co-orchestrator for the Brentwood School 450th Anniversary Festival Concert Celebration and Co-composer for the Brentwood School 450th Anniversary Celebration DVD - (2008)

·      Sang with the Essex Youth Choir - (2007-2008)

Massimo Guida,
11 Apr 2020, 16:50