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TORI LAVAN is a 25-year-old musician from California. She composes a variety of styles but is passionate about opera and theatrical music. She studied in and lived in different sections of the globe. Lavan is passionate about creating, connecting with other musicians, and putting in the optimum work ethic in all of her endeavors. 



B.M. Azusa Pacific University

Bachelor of Music in Composition

M.A. University of Bristol

Master of Arts in Music Composition 



  • APU Oratorio Choir (Alto)

  • APU UCO (Alto)

  • APU Wind Ensemble (Piano)

  • APU Jazz Workshop (Electric Bass)

  • University Choral Society (Alto)


Stage Experience

"For three years at Azusa Pacific University, I submerged myself in what I could of the operatic world. APU had a really great opera program and I volunteered myself as Stage Manager (I didn't have the voice to be under the spotlight). I had a variety of tasks for each show, sometimes stressful, but above all it was such a great experience learning about working the stage and also being part of great operatic works such as Mozart's classic Don Giovanni and the modern Judith Weir opera, The Vanishing Bridegroom."

Outstanding Senior Award 

Azusa Pacific University

May 2017

College of Music and the Arts Composition Scholarship (2016-2017)

Participant in Contemporary Music Venture, Bristol (2018)

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