Toronto Ravel is now on summer hiatus, and will resume meeting in the Fall. The fall dates are;

Tuesday September 20
Tuesday October 18
Tuesday November 8 OR 15 (TBC)
Tuesday December 6

Our study recording can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYmM-LE2-OA  All of the study materials will be posted on the <Study Materials> page. Podcasts of the most recent studies can be found at www.soundcloud.com/toronto-ravel-podcast.


SPECIAL GUEST; composer/pianist Doug Wilde  Doug Wilde is a composer and pianist with a long and impressive career.  Along with composing music for commercials and films, Doug also writes for and performs with Manteca, one of the best jazz fusion bands in the country.  Recently, Doug completed a Master’s degree at York University, and the topic of his guest spot today formed the basis of his thesis. Equal division of the octave provides the composer with a completely new set of tools for creating unique melodic and harmonic material, and should be of great interest to composers in all media.  www.dougwilde.com

NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment.  Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.
Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
We need your helpWe know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help;  First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team.  We need people who can assist with publicity and promotion to work with Janal Bechtholt in spreading the word.  Please email info@torontoravel.com if you can lend a hand. 
          Promo Video - PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
          Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel  http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
See you at Ravel!
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