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Congratulations to Cameron Catalano, Past President of Vancouver Pro Musica, recently won a SOCAN National Award for Scoring made for TV film!
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Special Thanks to Turning Point Ensemble for leading the “All in the Family” Composition Mentoring / Orchestration Workshops!
For those one who registered/attended the workshops, please contact [email protected] for a copy of the recordings for study purposes.
Here are some additional information from musicians of the Turning Point Ensemble to assist you in writing your pieces:
Strings | Trombone | Clarinet | Horn | Harp/Piano | Percussion-setup
Reminder – Submission Deadline on Wednesday, February 1, at 11:59 pm.
Visit Sonic Boom 2023 Ensemble-in-Residence Call for Scores page for details!
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2023 – Notes on Writing for Soprano & Piano" »
Special Thanks to Dory Hayley and Michael Park for holding a workshop for composers on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Here is some additional information from Dory and Michael to assist you in writing your pieces.
Handout – Writing for Soprano – HAYLEY SB 2023
Handout – Writing for Piano – PARK SB 2023
Reminder – Submission deadline on Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59pm!
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2023 Workshop with Featured Artists, Dory Hayley and Michael Park" »
Join us on Sunday, October 16, 2 – 4 pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music – Yeung Ensemble Room for a workshop with our 2023 Sonic Boom Festival featured artists, Dory Hayley, soprano & Michael Park, piano.
Admission by Donation
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RSVP via [email protected]
Here is some useful information to assist you in preparing an anonymized score.
How to Prepare an Anonymized Score
Written by Michael Ducharme and distributed with his permission
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2022 – Dr. Valerie Whitney – Notes on writing for Horn" »
Special Thanks to Dr. Valerie Whitney for holding an online workshop for the composers on Sunday, October 17.
And here’s some additional information from Valerie to assist you in writing your pieces. (by Dr. Whitney and distributed with her permission)
Sonice Boom Presentation
Vitaly Buyanovsky Espana (2)
Salonen Concert Etude
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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
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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
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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