Milen Petzelt-Sorace

Milen Petzelt-Sorace is a freelance composer from Toronto, Ontario.   He began his musical studies by playing the Violin at the age of 12, and soon found his interest leaning towards the music used in film, video games, and television. 

At 16 he began taking private composition lessons with University of Toronto alumni David Stone alongside his violin studies, and was given leadership roles through out his high school career including the position of Orchestral Concert Master, as well as writing music for original school productions.  

He continued his compositional studies at York University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Special Honours in Music.  During his time at York, Milen also wrote large orchestral arrangements outside of his academic studies for the student driven ‘Media Music Concert’ orchestra, where he was also offered the administrative position of Orchestra Manager and Concert Master.  

Today, Milen is a working composer based out of his hometown of  Toronto, and has accumulated credits across multiple media outlets such feature film (Tower of Silence), short film (Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping), and web series (The Village Green).   Outside the screen, Milen also continues to write for the concert stage and theatre productions.  He was awarded first prize at songSLAM Toronto 2019 for his artsong "He Holds Her In His Arms", set to the text of renowned Canadian librettist Eugene Benson.   In addition to composing, Milen arranges music for pop, alternative, and rock artists including Juno-Award winning Canadian rock-band ‘Protest the Hero’, whose album Pacific Myth featured orchestral arrangements by Milen and went on to be nominated for a Juno-Award. 

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The Perfect Gift: The ToMA Holiday Bundle

Are you thinking of getting someone you know a musical instrument this holiday season, like a new guitar, keyboard or cello? Does your child love to sing and you want to encourage them? Don't forget to add some of the best-quality instruction in the GTA! We want to help everyone give one of the greatest gifts of all: the gift of Music. (And they're online too; you can redeem them from anywhere!)

Here for the Holidays, we have created a special 4-pack of lessons along with a gift certificate at a very special price. It's perfect for giving, or to give to yourself! We have a large variety of programs available, with lessons every day of the week. And, as a special surprise, anyone who continues lessons after completing their Holiday Bundle will receive a bonus from us at Toronto Music Alliance. (We'll let that be a secret for those who join!)

The ToMA Holiday Bundle offer ends January 15, so contact us today for all the details.

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.