composer / orchestrator

Winton White is a composer of multiple publications with the versatility of writing for orchestral instruments, vocal ensembles, and film. He wrote the soundtrack for the documentary HAFU, which has aired on PBS, continues to receive theatrical screenings in Japan, and won "Best Documentary" at the 2013 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.
Artists/Ensembles that performed his works include Afiara String Quartet, Mobius Trio, Singapore Wind Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Choral Artists, and individual musicians from the Milwaukee, Baltimore, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Winton was also invited as a guest clinician for the composition departments of Biola University and Point Loma University. He is a graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Biola University. Well-versed in (and enjoys) orchestration, was involved with The Rite of Spring project under Gabriela Frank with the SF Chamber Orchestra.
Formerly active as a performer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Winton is a freelance vocalist now in the Yokohama-Tokyo area.  
He is also a member of ASCAP and is also published under Pavane Publishing and C. Alan Publishing.
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Dec  2  2017 - Rising Up Mt. Fuji for flute and piano

                         commissioned & performed by Lynda Huang

                         at Taipei, Taiwan
                        Address:  台北巴赫廳 台北市民權西路53號B1

Nov 17 2017 - Guest speaker as composer of HAFU the Film for 

                         Deutsche Securities Inc. in Tokyo.

                         Location: Sanno Park Toer, 2-11-1 Nagata-cho,

                         Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

                         Purchase film here

Sept 17 2017 - This Bird for tenor and piano

                         Day of Autumn for tenor and piano

                         Two Japanese Lullabies for tenor and piano

                         performed by Winton Y White

                         at Well City in Yokosuka, Japan

June 4, 10, 11 2017 - Zui Zui for SATB choir

                           will be performed by the wonderful

                           San Francisco Choral Artists conducted by

                           Magen Solomon. Ticket info HERE <---


April 9 2017 - Kirishitan Mantra for solo percussion

                          commissioned by SETTS Singapore

                          performed by Iskandar Rashid in Singapore

Dec  25  2016 - Charity Concert singing jazz tunes

Fujisawa Swing Jazz Society performing 2 of my arrangements

Dec  16  2016 - Christmas LIVE concert on a BOAT!

                             singing "Friend in Me" from Aladdin and

                             "Maria" from West Side Story and more!

Oct  16  2016 -  Singing various Broadway & Disney songs

                  "Friend Like Me", "Jack's Lament", "Maria", etc.

Oct 2016 -  Day of Autumn(秋の日)for countertenor & piano

              commissioned by Cris Law in Los Angeles


June 18-26  2016 - Americana Variations for wind ensemble for

                      commissioned by Project: 音 Sound 음 Tour
                      - First Congregational UCC, Marietta, OH

                           June 18th @ 3:30pm

                      - Marshall University, Huntington, WV

                           June 19th @ 3:00pm


Apr 22 2016 - Zui Zui at Yokohama International School


Mar  3 2016 - Zui Zui at St. Mary's International School, Tokyo

              for KPASSP Honor Choir concert


Dec 4 2015 - Singing "Jack's Lament" and bass with

                       jazz combo for rest of the concert at A.B.Smile

Nov 1 2015 - Giggity Gigue for piano performed by Tristan Yang

                         San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The piano

                         piece was written as a collaborative composition for

                         David Conte's 60th Birthday Concert.


Sep 13 2015 - Singing "Maria" from West Side Story and Fauré's

                       "Clair de Lune" along with other ensemble songs

                        for UNICEF Benefit Charity Concert at Sakae-Ward

                        Civic Center in Yokohama


Apr 10 2015 - My choral piece Zui Zui is now published by

                           Pavane Publishing and available on JW Pepper!

                       Purchase HERE!

Apr 7 2015 - HAFU the Film is officially available on DVD all around the world! HAFU has aired on PBS, screened theatrically in Japan and won "Best Documentary" at the 2013 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

                    Purchase here!


Jan 23 2015 - The Examiner mentioned my arrangement from the Mobius Trio/Areon Flutes concert.


                    To purchase, email me below.

Winton White

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