Dr. Rea Beaumont is "an internationally recognized interpreter" (The New Classical) and composer whose works are reviewed as exhibiting "compositional prowess" (WholeNote, Toronto) and highlight important global issues.
Recipient of the SOCAN Foundation / MusCan Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music and "a world authority" in Canadian music and culture (CBC Radio), Beaumont has premiered over 70 works, including commissions and collaborations with eminent composers such as R. Murray Schafer. Beaumont's book "Composer Barbara Pentland: The Music and the Message" examines the life and works of the 20C Canadian woman composer and was a finalist for an IAWM Award.
Beaumont studied at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, RCM, Eastman School of Music, and The Banff Centre, earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, Master of Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Hon), Artist Diploma, and an ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance.
Having taught at the University of British Columbia, TDSB, and RCM, Beaumont is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and Vice-President of the Toronto Musicians' Association where she has spearheaded diversity, advocacy, and benevolent fund initiatives to create a more inclusive arts sector.