Fusing modern styles with classical convention, Ethan Toavs is a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based contemporary concert and media composer. He composes a diverse array of pieces for symphony orchestra, solo piano, and choir. One of his compositions, “The Chronicles of An Odyssey,” was declared a semifinalist in the prestigious 2017 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
Ethan's current projects include composing SonuSuite, a suite of pieces for orchestra and electronics; composing a currently unnamed song for his choir; and arranging the songs of the 2005 "My Little Pony" cartoon, "A Very Minty Christmas," for solo voice and orchestra. He will also be producing a video series explaining how he composed his recent album, "Sounds of the Enchanted Valley." These will be published on Ethan's YouTube Channel throughout the Fall of 2020.
Ethan's recent projects include his "Sounds of the Enchanted Valley" suite for orchestra; his "Call of the Expedition" suite for solo piano; and his orchestral arrangements of the songs from the 2009 My Little Pony cartoon "Twinkle Wish Adventure."
Ethan Toavs is also a pianist, singer, and concert and electric bassist. He is currently enrolled at Coastal Carolina University, where he is studying classical composition with Dr. Donald Sloan, and piano performance with Dr. Philip Powell. He plans to pursue both a master's degree in film composition upon concluding his undergraduate studies.
Ethan Toavs loves the color pink, dogs, macaroni and cheese, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, kid’s movies, My Little Pony, and a nice, brisk walk in the morning’s breeze.