Composer Spotlight: Stella terHart

As part of our project to update our syllabus we are adding new works for brass and percussion. We would like to feature some of the composers that we are adding and help promote their hard work. Meet Stella terHart:

Stella Claire terHart was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan on January 31, 1960, and presently lives in Inverary, Ontario. Stella is the only individual in Canada to have been awarded all four available ARCT diplomas from the Toronto Conservatory of Music: Pedagogy, Performance, History, and Composition. She studied with Bill Moore (Regina), Lyell Gustin (Saskatoon), Robin Harrison (Saskatoon), and Marilyn Engle (Calgary). Stella has adjudicated festivals throughout Ontario and the Maritimes. She is a retired member of the College of Examiners of the Toronto Conservatory and a member of the board of the ACNMP. Stella presently is the Artistic Director of both the Frontenac Women’s Chorus and the SATB mixed choir, Melodia. Her award-winning piano, instrumental, and choral compositions have
been performed world-wide.

Stella’s work Reflective Moments (for horn and piano) is one of the works that has been selected to be added to the syllabus in the junior category. You can also find her on facebook:

Thank you Stella!