Laura Hawley

Laura Hawley's compositional voice bespeaks a diverse musical background and training. An Ottawa-based music educator, accompanist, composer, and church musician, Laura holds an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). She completed her Bachelor of Music (piano performance) and Master of Music (music theory) at the University of Ottawa, and has presented her research both in Canada and internationally. Laura is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association and maintains a private teaching studio where she teaches piano, theory, harmony and history. She is an Associate Performance Faculty Member (classical piano) and Contract Instructor (conducting, theory) at Carleton University, School for Studies in Art & Culture (Music). Laura was a founding teacher of the Ottawa Summer Piano Camp, has taught for several years at the Deep River Summer Music Camp and has enjoyed working as a guest conductor and clinician with groups including the Suzuki piano school, Harmonia Choir, Ontario Youth Choir, CAMMAC, and the Music and Beyond Festival.

Ms. Hawley is Director of Music at St. John's South March Anglican Church in Kanata. She is also the accompanist, associate director, and composer-in-residence for the Cantiamo Girls Choir and Training Choir and accompanied the Ottawa Children's Chamber Choir from 2008-2011. In 2014 she was nominated for the prestigious "Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting" through Choirs Ontario and the Ontario Arts Council. Laura Hawley's elegant, modal setting of Au champ d'honneur, is performed annually on national broadcast at the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial; a 2011 arrangement for carillon was performed on Remembrance Day on the Peace Tower Carillon. Her compositions have been performed by choirs across the country, including the Ontario Youth Choir, Les Choristes (Western University), Prairie Voices, and the Larkin Singers.



Au champ d'honneur (In Flanders Fields)
Christmas Snowflakes
Earth Voices
In Flanders Fields
The Maid on the Shore
Many Voices, One Song (Une chanson, plusieurs voix)
Sonnet 43 - All Days Are Nights
Sonnet 113 - Since I left you, mine eye
The Sun is Mine
Vivre, Aimer, Partager | Live, Love, Share


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