Bio – Nina Soyfer

Dr. Nina Soyfer

Dr. Nina Soyfer

Dr. Nina Soyfer, born in Ukraine, Europe. Later immigrated to Canada, and became a published author, composer, and performing/recording musician.

She was signed by Really Records musically, published books and cds worldwide, on Amazon, Spotify, Chapters/Indigo, iTunes, Yandex, etc. She is a published composer at Canadian Music Centre and has founded the Integrated Arts Method School, Trademark, Technique, and Certification Program.

Visual Artist:

Nina Soyfer’s collection of art works includes over 500 completed works. Most of them have been published as 2 books: “Poems and Art” and “The Art from my Heart.” Nina’s graphical arts style is based on an original combination of surrealistic motives, perceptions of surrounding nature, and psychology of people, their feelings and emotions. She has exhibited collections of her paintings in Ukraine, Israel, and Canada.

Nina Soyfer is originally from Ukraine, where she started her music, dance, and art education at the age of five. In 2003 her art work titled Cocktail of Dance won third prize in Ukraine’s creative arts competition titled Dance. In the same year she was selected as one of three visual art laureates from Ukraine in the international competition Israel in Dance and Colour, to study with artists in Israel. There she created and exhibited paintings, sculptures, and photographs. As a young artist, Nina attended seminars and Master classes conducted by internationally renowned artists from Israel and USA. Upon return from Israel, she was invited to exhibit all of her art works (paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other artistic creations) at the Ukrainian University M.D. Leontovytch College of Cultureand Arts, where she also gave lectures on her art to the University administration, faculty, and students.

Dr. Soyfer has also created Integrated Arts Method (TM) and founded Integrated Arts Method School ( which offers private lessons in arts, and Nina’s style.


Dr. Nina Soyfer is a classically trained composer, symphony orchestra conductor, classical pianist, musicologist, music theory specialist, educator, and vocalist, originally from Ukraine and now a Canadian citizen.

She studied composition with Professor Michael Coghlan and Arthur Levine, pianism and performance editing with Professor Christina-Petrowska Quilico, and she completed her doctoral studies in music at York University in Toronto, with composition project included in the dissertation. Nina Soyfer’s career as composer began in 2003 with her prize-winning piano miniature Frolicsome Polka, which was published in Suzir’ya Muz magazine and premiered in Ukraine. She has since completed over 100 compositions mainly for piano, voice, choir, percussion, guitar, Ukrainian lute (Bandura), as well as string quartet and orchestra. She has also completed West African percussion-inspired arrangements of intercultural folk tunes, and collaborative works with composers/writers from Tanzania, America, Russia, and Ukraine. Nina Soyfer’s works have been performed in Humanity in Harmony Festival (2010-2011), Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts (2015),
and other concerts in Toronto and Ottawa. She collaborated with singer/songwriter William Izungo, world-renowned writer and talented
poet Drunvalo Melchizedek, and one of the most loved composers of Russian Musicals, Genadiy Gladkov. Her works have
been performed by Owen Lawrence, Isaac Akrong, Leonhard Williams, Paul Therrien, Jane Loewen, and Carol Gibson. Her compositions were commissioned/performed by choirs such as Blue Jazz Choir and Jubilate Singers.

Dr. Nina Soyfer also proposed a compositional style in her PhD dissertation, as part of her Integrated Arts Method, for enhanced teaching and ensemble work, where the composer collaborates with teachers/conductors and students/performers. She gathered and presented scientific research supporting educational and emotional benefits of this compositional style.

Being a prize-winning specialist painter (Israel in Dance and Colour 2003) with over 200 works, dancer (hundreds of performances), poet (about 50 works), prize-winning pianist (Thomas W. Doherty Prize in Piano 2008), and music performer (vocalist, guitarist, Ukrainian folk instrumentalist, etc.), her compositions have had unique influence from her synesthetic-like associations.