About Pro Musica

We are a non-profit volunteer-run society dedicated to the presentation and promotion of new works by B.C. composers. Our concerts, workshops, educational initiatives and multicultural partnerships help create a strong, vibrant musical community in British Columbia.

Since its inception in 1986, Vancouver Pro Musica has proudly presented hundreds of premiers by talented emerging and established local composers. Our concert series include the Further Series, exploring unions of musical styles and genres and our flagship Sonic Boom Festival, a multi-day extravaganza of new music by B.C. composers. New in 2019 we will also be hosting a Career: Composer educational event.

Current Board of Directors

President: Glenn Sutherland
Vice-President: position vacant
Treasurer: Kelly Verreault
Secretary: Ramsey Sadaka
Members at large: Réjean Marois, Mark Marinic, Nathan Marsh

Administrator: Fleur Sweetman

Graphic Designer: Charmaine Cheng


Vancouver Pro Musica was originally formed in 1984 as a group of local composers with a chamber ensemble-in-residence. After two years as a performing ensemble, the organization took a new direction and became mainly a presenter of contemporary BC music. By 1987, the first “Festival of Composers”, now known as Sonic Boom, was initiated. Over the years, this annual festival has become not only the centrepiece of Pro Musica season, but also a fundamental catalyst for the development of emerging and experimental composers in British Columbia.  In consideration of the rich cultural mosaic of BC, Pro Musica has developed the Further Concert Series, (formerly Further East/Further West), which includes the fusion of Eastern and Western musical styles, interdisciplinary explorations, and diverse programming ranging from electroacoustic music to big band jazz.