Originally from Winnipeg, Ari is a proud alumnus of York University’s Fine Arts Program where he studied composition and improvisation.

He shared a 2013 Canadian Screen Award with his longtime friend Amin Bhatia for their work on the internationally acclaimed and Toronto made series Flashpoint. Over the years Ari has been nominated five other times for Gemini Awards and was also the recipient of a Juno Award for producing the popular children’s album Music Soup.

Alongside his talented colleague Ian Lefeuvre, Posner also co-wrote the theme music to Terry O’Reilly’s CBC Radio talk show Under the Influence.  Posner and Lefeuvre enjoy a great shorthand together after having spent five years scoring the hit children’s animated series Johnny Test.

Through his traditional music background and experience collaborating with live musicians and orchestras, Posner has developed a rich compositional skill set. His studio is currently located at Pirate Radio and Television in downtown Toronto.

AWARDS

  • Canadian Screen Award (2012)
    Best Music for a Dramatic Series or Program
    Flashpoint – Day Game
  • Gemini Nomination (2011)
    Best Music for a Dramatic Series or Program
    Flashpoint – Acceptable Risk
  • Gemini Nomination (2010)
    Best Music for a Dramatic Series or Program
    Flashpoint – One Wrong Move
  • Gemini Nomination (2009)
    Best Music for a Dramatic Series or Program
    Flashpoint – Planets Aligned 
  • Gemini Nomination (2008)
    Best Music for an Animated Series or Program
    Johnny Test – Johnny vs. Bling-Bling 3 / Stinkin’ Johnny
  • Juno Award (2008)
    Best Children’s Album
    Music Soup – Jen Gould (artist) Ari Posner (producer) 

  • Emmy Nomination (2006)
    Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
    GET ED – Opening Theme
  • Gemini Winner (2005)
    Best Music for an Animated Series or Program
    KING – Stolen Voices
  • Bessie Winner (2005)
    Craft Award for Music in a Commercial Spot
    BELL – Frames
  • First Prize (2002) Louis Applebaum Award
    Stratford Festival of Canada
  • First Prize (1999) USA Songwriting Competition
    Country Category

AFFILIATIONS

  • AFM
  • SOCAN
  • Guild of Canadian Film Composers
  • Songwriters Association of Canada