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Welcome to our 84th Toronto Ravel Study!

WE WILL CONTINUE to meet online (ZOOM) into 2022. The study has been discontinued for now – we will continue to have “Adventures in Listening” and a monthly guest.


This Month’s Guest

We once again welcome music editor/supervisor Sharon Smith as this month’s special guest.

Sharon Smith began her music career playing piano and composing music for film and modern dance. She now lives in Miami after thirty years in Los Angeles working in Hollywood film business and composing for theatre and documentary projects.

As a Music Editor/Supervisor on feature films and television, she worked with a number of remarkable composers, directors and producers for films including Brian de Palma-‘Mission Impossible’ with Tom Cruise, Garry Marshall- ‘The Princess Diaries’-John Debney, Ed Harris-‘Pollock-Jeff Beal, Robert Duvall-‘The Apostle’– David Mansfield’, and Al Pacino-‘Wilde Salome’-Jeff Beal, Ben Lewin-‘The Sessions’-Marco Beltrami, and Fina Torres-‘Woman On Top’ with Penelope Cruz, and composer Luis Bacalov OSCAR® Winner Best Score.

Sharon will be inviting music supervisors currently working in A-list Hollywood to join in the discussion. This will be of particular interest to all screen composers, and will provide valuable insights into navigating the tricky but common scenario of directors/producers in love with their temp scores.

PLEASE NOTE: Adventures In Listening may be shortened to make more time for our guests.

Please visit for more information on Sharon.





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 if you can lend a hand. 
Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel
See you at Ravel!