Tobin Stokes has written music for the XV Commonwealth Games, the 2010 Olympics, and has been composer-in-residence with the Victoria Symphony (Canada), the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival (Canada), the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, the Urban Youth Choir Festival (Sweden), and the Pacific Region International Music Academy (Canada). His choir music is performed around the world, and he has scored several documentary films for the BBC, CBC, and ABC. The score for his newest series, “The Wild Canadian Year” was recorded with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and was first broadcast on CBC’s “The Nature of Things”, fall 2017.
His opera, Pauline, a collaboration with author Margaret Atwood, premiered in Vancouver in 2014. His opera Fallujah, with libretto by American/Iraqi Heather Raffo, premiered in 2016 with Long Beach Opera and New York City Opera. His latest opera, Rattenbury, premiered fall 2017 in Canada, with Pacific Opera Victoria.
Tobin lives with his family on the west coast of British Columbia and is involved in a number of upcoming projects in development. He loves cycling, gardening, and paddle boarding.