Shreya Jha is a Toronto-based composer- playwright, and medical student with a keen interest in the intersections between music and science. Her first musical Statistics debuted in 2019, won the 2020 Adams Prize for Musical Theatre at the Toronto Fringe and was shortlisted for the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada’s Robert Beardsley award. Statistics is presently being developed by Shifting Ground Collective after receiving a Canada Council Grant.
Shreya’s other musicals include Connections (2019, 2023) 18 Palace Road (2021) and The Last Piece (2023) Her musicals in development, The Last Piece and A Stone In The River, were selected as recipients of a Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants.
Shreya made her professional orchestra compositional debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 2021. She has also worked with the Can-Am trio, the University of Toronto Schools, the Gryphon Trio, and the New York Song Collective. She has been commissioned by the Scarborough Philharmonic orchestra multiple times since 2015. The Rose Orchestra will premiere two new works in early 2024.
Shreya’s research interests include music and dementia and the impact of music on developing brains. She has developed a composition program at Sistema Toronto and has been published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.
- Community Theatre
- Bachelor’s Degree
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- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Theatrical Bookwriter
- Guitar - acoustic
- Film Scoring
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