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Willyn Whiting (b.1993) is a Canadian composer currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His works feature the blending of disparate technologies and stylistic trends, guided by personal conceptualizations of metaphor, artificiality, and orientation.

Over the years he has written for both professional and emerging ensembles including the Bozzini Quartet, Del Sol String Quartet, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and RE: duo. His music been featured at such festivals as MANTIS (UK), REF (IT), SEAMUS (US), EMM (US), PMF (US), and the SPLICE Institute (US) and Canadian workshops such as Orford Academy, Montréal Contemporary Music Lab, and Domaine Forget de Charlevoix.

In his academic pursuits he has had the privilege of studying with Jon Nelson, Joseph Klein, Panayiotis Kokoras, Kirsten Soriano, Paul Frehner, Gary Kulesha, James Rolfe, and Vincent Ho, among others.

2019–2023 . PhD Composition 

University of North Texas 

2016–2018 . MM Composition 

University of Western Ontario

2012–2016 . BM Composition 

University of Toronto


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