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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary Music (Concert)
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Ottawa, Ontario
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
H. P. (Hayden) McGowan (b. 1994) is a SSHRC-funded composer and academic from Ottawa, Canada. Graduating with High Distinction and a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, he earned his Honours Music degree from Carleton University in 2019, studying composition under James K. Wright, Jesse Stewart, and Roddy Ellias. Hayden is currently attending the University of Ottawa for a Master of Music Composition degree studying under John Gordon Armstrong.

In October 2020, Hayden will be speaking at the Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society's Annual Conference (KEAMSAC) in Seoul, Korea.

In Summer 2019, Hayden resided as a researcher at Carleton in the 'FASS Research Internship' program.

Hayden is the Co-founder of Phase Ensemble. (

Hayden serves as a board member at Ottawa New Music Creators ( and Analogue Series (

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At 12:24pm on November 22, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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