Jim O’Leary is a composer from Windsor, Newfoundland. After undergraduate studies in percussion performance, Jim turned his focus to composition; studying in Sweden with composer Jan Sandström. After several years working in Stockholm, he returned to academia with an MPhil at Cambridge, followed by a Ph.D from Queens University, Belfast. Jim was Composer-in-Residence with the PEI Symphony Orchestra 2011-2013. His current artistic project concerns the Beothuk, the extinct indigenous people of Newfoundland.