Monica M. Clorey

Residence: Toronto, Canada

Monica Clorey (b.1984) is an emerging composer from Prince Edward Island. After completing her B.Mus at Mount Allison University, she moved to Toronto to pursue a Masters in Composition. Her composition teachers include Ian Crutchley, James Code and Alexander Rapaport. She strives for her compositions to be full of life — to support themselves on their own, and to breathe with musical feeling. Her influences include Olivier Messiaen for harmonies, Arnold Schoenberg for work ethic, and Nathan Richards for pure musical inventiveness.

Date: May 13, 2007