Julia Mermelstein

Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra's 2018 Young Composers Competition

I'm really excited to announce that my new orchestral work, in turn, has won 2nd place in the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra's 2018 Young Composers Competition. Many thanks to the orchestra for this wonderful opportunity and to the judges: Gary Kulesha, Sabatino Vacca, and Dr. Mark Whale.

New Year, New Projects


It's been a busy start to the new year so far! I recently finished a piece, through shade light moves, written for the Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic a part of their Composer Project through the Canadian Music Centre. The piece will be workshopped on January 25th, 2018 at the SPO Reading Session.

I'm also thrilled to be working on two new works: a piece for flute, piano, and electronics for Amanda Lowry and Jason White to be premiered in April in Waterloo and an interdisciplinary work involving four musicians and two dancers for Din of Shadow's second show this season in May in Toronto

Premiere at Singles Vol.3 with Caution Tape Sound Collective


I’m so excited for Caution Tape Sound Collective‘s Singles Vol. 3 concert this Saturday featuring amazing performers Evan Bowen and Jonathan MacArthur! My piece “Woven, Still” for multi-percussion and electronics will be premiered with 5 wonderful new works by Bekah Ann Simms, August Murphy-King, Janet Sit, Patrick Arteaga, and Tyler Versluis. A show not to be missed!

A big thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for awarding a commissioning grant for this composition.


Featured on Puslar CISM 89.3 FM

Thrilled to have my music featured on this week’s show on Pulsar CISM presented by Alexandre David with works by composers Meng Wang and Lasse Thoresen.

Here’s the archived link in case you missed it: http://cism893.ca/emissions/pulsar 

New Electronic Work

We had our last EQ session last week and what an inspiring 5 months it’s been! I’ve met such a great group of artists and learned so much about how to approach electronics in my compositional practice from Rose Bolton and the other participants. I hope this program continues on to keep building a foundation for women in electronics.

Throughout the workshop, I’ve been composing a series of electronic pieces that are finally finished! This has been new territory for me, composing solely in this medium and it’s been an eye- opening process from start to finish. Check out my new piece wonted below: