About

BIOGRAPHY

E.K.R. Hammell (Evan) is a Canadian composer, arranger, & music editor in the pursuit of unstoppable forward momentum. A recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Composition prize, his original music and arrangements have been performed by the Canadian Men’s Chorus; Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra; provincial & state honour band ensembles of Saskatchewan, Minnesota & Washington; Trinity Laban Symphonic Winds (UK); PEI Symphony Orchestra; Exultate Chamber Singers; Sirens; EUBA Tuba Quartet; That Choir; Luminos Ensemble; Charlottetown Festival Orchestra; Confederation Brass; Central Bucks West Choir (Pennsylvania); and the University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, to name just a few.

As a professional sheet music engraver & score editor he has prepared scores for countless performers, conductors, artists and musicians, including the likes of: the artistic director of the largest Bollywood festival in Canada; acclaimed Canadian classical-contemporary composers Larysa Kuzmenko and Imant Raminsh; and leading Canadian musical theatre MD Bob Foster, including a new edition of the conductor/vocal book for a Guinness World Record-breaking musical (Anne of Green Gables – The Musical).

Originally from Prince Edward Island, Evan is currently based in Toronto, having received a Bachelor of Music Composition from the University of Toronto in 2017. Aside from devising pretentiously abbreviated stage names, his other talents mainly involve playing bass trombone and being impressively bad at cooking and eye contact.

Evan’s music is currently available through Santa Barbara Music Publishing, J.W. Pepper, St. John’s Music, and his own website at ekrhammell.com.

(b. 1993)

@ekrhammellmusic (facebook, instagramsoundcloud, youtube)

Email – ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

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LIST OF COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATORS, CLIENTS, & ASSOCIATED ARTISTS

Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor/educator || Rebecca Apps, soprano || AJ Bridel, MT performer || Sarah Butler-O’Brecht, MT performer || Canadian Men’s Chorus || Central Bucks West Choir || Andrew Chan, harpist || Charlottetown Festival Orchestra || Elaine Choi, conductor/educator || Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon, poet/healer || Parker Clements, baritone || Colonel Gray High School Concert Band || Confederation Brass || Confederation Centre of the Arts || Confederation Players || Brynn Cutcliffe, MT performer || Marisa Dashney, MT performer || Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra || Andres Derakhshani, animator || Shawn Doiron, conductor/educator || Carly Dziob, animator || Matthew Emery, composer || Exultate Chamber Singers || Craig Fair, music director || Festival Wind Orchestra (Toronto) || Donald Fraser, music director || Bob Foster, music director || Larry Gookin, conductor/educator || Wayne Gwillim, music director || Nadia Haddad, MT performer || Jacqueline Janas, MT performer || Katie Kerr, MT performer || SooHyun Kim, animator || Kingston Youth Orchestra ||Halyna Kvitka Kondracki, conductor || Holly Kroeker, pianist || Larysa Kuzmenko, composer|| Billie-Anne Leduc, writer/poet || Gillian MacKay, conductor/educator || Melissa MacKenzie, MT performer || Lucas MacPhail, saxophonist || Dylan Rook Maddix, conductor/educator/trumpeter || Noah Malcolm, music director/composer ||  Kelsea McLean, soprano/conductor/educator || Metropolitan Winds of Toronto || Will Millington, MT performer || Marlane O’Brien, MT performer || Hannah O’Donnell, mezzo-soprano/educator || Joseph Ohrt, conductor || Paper Lions || PEI Regiment Band || PEI Symphony Orchestra || Craig Pike, conductor || Rebecca Poff, MT performer || Greg Rainville, conductor || Imant Raminsh, composer || Mark Ramsay, conductor/educator || Daniel Robinson, baritone|| Saskatchewan High School Honour Band / Saskatchewan Music Educators Association || Shannon Scales, soprano || Mark Shapiro, conductor  || Sirens Women’s Ensemble || Alexandra Smith, mezzo-soprano || Sounds of Silence Initiative || That Choir || Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir || University of Toronto Wind Ensemble || UPEI Brass Quintet || Vesnikva Choir || Morgan Wagner, MT Performer || Washington All-State Concert Band / Washington Music Educators Association