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Join us on Sunday, February 13, 10 – 1pm via Zoom for a reading session with our 2022 Sonic Boom Festival featured artist, Dr. Valerie Whitney on French Horn and Composer-in-Residence, Edward Top.
Order to be determined –
Kehao Cai – Marching in the City Center at Night
Craig Day – Eagle
Henry From – Improvisation
Réjean Marois – Prelude & Dances
Judah Williams – Fragments for solo horn in F
Contact [email protected]a for zoom link by Saturday, February 12.
Sonic Boom Festival: Featured Artist Concert #3
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Sunday, March 13 2pm / Annex Theatre / Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets
Thank you composers for submitting your work(s) to our Sonic Boom Festival Call for Scores
Submitters will be notified of results by December 20, 2021. Stay tuned for more updates!
Read more on "How to Prepare an Anonymized Score" »
Here is some useful information to assist you in preparing an anonymized score.
How to Prepare an Anonymized Score
Written by Michael Ducharme
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2022 – Online Workshop with McGregor/Verdejo Duo" »
Special Thanks to Mark McGregor and Adrian Verdejo for holding an online workshop for composers on Sunday, October 17 at 12:30pm.
Here is some additional information from Mark Takeshi McGregor to assist you in writing your pieces.
Extended Techniques for the Flute
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2021-Notes on writing for oboe and English Horn" »
Our Sonic Boom 2021 Featured Artist Beth Orson (oboe and English horn) is giving a workshop on Sunday, November 29 at 3pm via zoom. Email us at [email protected] by 9am on Sunday, November 29 for the link.
Here is a useful information sheets from Beth to assist you in writing your pieces.
General Information about the OBOE and ENGLISH HORN
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2021: Notes on writing for organ and trombone" »
Our Sonic Boom 2021 Featured Artists Angelique Po and Jeremy Berkman are giving a workshop on Sunday, November 15 at 3pm via zoom. Email us at [email protected] by 9am on Sunday, November 15 for the link.
Here are two useful information sheets from Angelique and Jeremy to assist you in writing your pieces.
Writing for the organ
COMPOSING FOR THE TROMBONE_SONICBOOM2021
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Congratulations to Mark Takeshi McGregor on winning Classical Artist of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards! Listen to Mark’s recent performance with the Trinanina Trio on our vimeo page: Password: WatchProMusica
Read more on "Electric Guitar Equipment List: Adrian Verdejo" »
Adrian Verdejo has given us a list of what equipment he has available for electric guitar. Please refer to this list before submitting your piece to the call for scores due Sept 4 for A Little Further Series: Miniatures 2
Electric Guitar Equipment List for Adrian Verdejo
Read more on "Notes on writing for bass clarinet & basset horn" »
July 6, 2020
Liam Hockley presented a zoom workshop on writing for bass clarinet & basset horn this past Sunday in preparation for the deadline for the call for scores for A Little Futher Series: Miniatures
The notes are available here.
(Written by Liam Hockley and distributed with his permission)
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To all our patrons and members:
We at Vancouver Pro Musica have been closely following the rapidly unfolding situation with COVID-19 (Coronovirus). Above all, Vancouver Pro Musica remains committed to the safety and well-being of our members, patrons, performers, and audience. In accordance with current BC public health advisories and those also of the World Health Organization, and out of a sense of responsibility to everyone involved with the production and attendance at our concerts, we are currently postponing our 4-day 2020 Sonic Boom Festival to a future date that remains to be set.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation, we do not know when this unfortunate situation will return to normal, such that we can offer concerts that ensure your safety, well-being, and offers you and all our audience an enjoyable artistic experience. We will keep you informed of further developments. If you have already purchased tickets to Sonic Boom 2020, Vancouver Pro Musica will offer you a refund if you feel you cannot wait for a future event, given uncertainty about when and where. If you wish to continue to support us and our work, we hope that instead of a refund, you will: (1) either retain your tickets and we will honour them at future concerts, or (2) donate your tickets and Vancouver Pro Musica will offer you a tax receipt for the value of your tickets. This will assist Vancouver Pro Musica in a very important way – as we depend on ticket sales to operate.
We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause. Vancouver Pro Musica will work hard towards finding new dates and/or seek ways to hold our concerts as our resources permit.
Glenn Sutherland, President
on behalf of Vancouver Pro Musica