Meeting a lot of people as I start my graduate program.. almost forgot what it was like to meet new people! A lot of exciting things happening already, including the arrival of the Tallis Scholars to U of T next weekend, and also a DMA composition recital that I'm looking forward to. What have I noticed most about U of T so far? The diversity among my colleagues. There are people interested in film, video game music, and people strictly interested in only composing concert music. There are hardline serialists and neo-romantics, and everything in between. People come from all over Canada and all over the world to study at U of T.. I'm excited to hear how people's culture and background pervades their composing style. Also looking forward to writing my own music and working with some great performers. Stay tuned for some events with my music!
Tyler Versluis is a composer and pianist.