B.Mus., MA, PhD
Coordinator: Theory (Academy & General Programs)
Verónica Tapia’s repertoire includes electronic and electroacoustic works, music for orchestra, soloists, traditional and non-traditional chamber ensembles, mixed and female/children’s choir, and also several pieces for voice and/or percussion for children. She has received several national and international composition awards. Her works are presented regularly in Mexico, Canada, Spain and, lately, in Italy. Her works have also been presented in England, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Verónica Tapia studied Composition at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She presented her professional exam in March 1989. Federico Ibarra was her composition professor. She obtained her master's degree in Music in 1999, at the University of York, England and her supervisor was Nicola LeFanu. She received her doctoral degree at the University of Calgary, Canada in November 2006. She worked with Allan Bell, David Eagle and William Jordan. She has worked numerous times as a composer in residence for the Young Composers Project, sponsored by Honens, and also has worked for Calgary Showcase as the composer in charge of the new composers course.
This year Verónica Tapia had the opportunity to compose a fourth children’s opera, this one entitled Math 'n Magic in collaboration with Chinook Elementary students. This project, which turns into a compelling community production in three schools each year, is called Let's Create an Opera and it is sponsored by Calgary Opera; Emily Forrest is the Coordinator.