About Vancouver Pro Musica

We are a non-profit 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. In 2019 we launched an educational lecture series, Career: Composer, which allows emerging artists to learn about the career paths taken by composers living and working in Canada today.

Current Board of Directors
President: Sotirios Papavasiliou
Vice-President: To be filled
Treasurer: Michael Ducharme
Secretary: Ramsey Sadaka
Past President: Glenn Sutherland

Members at large: Ashley Seward, Jack M. Campbell, Brandon Chow, André Luis Machado

Administrator: Scott Jeffrey


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 each 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.

Policies & Procedures

On December 12, 2019 Vancouver Pro Musica Board of Directors ratified the following Code of Conduct: Vancouver Pro Musica Code of Conduct. This document details our anti-harassment and code of conduct policies and procedures.

Vancouver Pro Musica is based on the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.