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Classical composer is one of many Juno nominees from U of T's Faculty of Music

Classical composer is one of many Juno nominees from U of T's Faculty of Music

March 15, 2019
National

"Bekah Simms’s musical life didn’t start by joining a band or getting piano lessons as a kid. Instead, the Mount Pearl, N.L. native obsessed over video game music – the melodies and the electronic pulses.

“I loved them – that’s what I went to bed to, humming,” recalls Simms, a PhD candidate in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music.

“I initially wanted to be a video game composer.”

But as video game music changed over the years, Simms became drawn to music and composition, folding a number of styles – and varying instrumentation – into classical structures..."

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