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Tori Lavan is a composer and music teacher based in Southern California and London, England.

Tori Lavan writes for a variety of genres, but mainly focuses on opera, of which she currently has an opera in development. 

Tori Lavan attended Azusa Pacific University, acquiring a BM in Music Composition, and receiving an Outstanding Senior award. She attended the University of Bristol, receiving an MA in Music Composition, with merit. Recently, she composed with Really Spicy Opera's aria institute, and has ongoing collaborations with friends and colleagues.

Tori Lavan also has a passion for teaching, and currently has composition, solfege, piano, and music theory students of all ages. 

current projects

Breaking Blood

Opera in development with librettist, Alize Francheska Rozsnyai

Developing Music Curriculum

for piano,  music theory/note reading fundamentals, and composition



A Room with a View (2017)

Scenes from Tess of the d'Urbervilles (2019)

Breaking Blood (in development)


Anima Animalis (2018)

A.E.V.D. (2022)

Various Songs for Children Learning Piano (2021-2023)


Tell for Soprano and Cello Duet (2018)

In Our Bleak Midwinter (2023)

Some Killing Time (2022)

Some Killing TimeTori Lavan
00:00 / 03:18

4,521 for wind ensemble (2021)

Mountain Peak for Piano, Harp, Cello, and Flute (2022)

Brass Quintet (2017)

Shattered Air (2015)

Mountain PeakTori Lavan
00:00 / 02:42
Brass QuintetTori Lavan
00:00 / 04:16


Summer Breeze for solo Viola (2021)

     I. Notting Hill

     II. Mayfair

Cetrioli for solo Viola (2018)

for Summer Breeze


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