Vancouver Pro Musica Presents
[a little] Further Series:
Call for Miniatures #2
Adrian Verdejo – Classical/Electric/Acoustic Guitar
Vancouver Pro Musica is pleased to invite all BC composers to submit new miniature compositions for solo classical. electric or acoustic guitar for presentation as a continuing part of our “A Little Further Series”. Here we feature Vancouver-based guitarist and educator Adrian Verdejo. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Accepted miniatures will be presented by Adrian as a live-stream concert on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
Adrian is offering a one hour on-line workshop on writing for guitar Sunday Aug. 16, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm. This free workshop is open to all (donations are welcome). If you are interested in attending, please notify VPM at [email protected] by 9 am on Sunday, August 16 to the workshop, and we will send you the Zoom link.
About Adrian Verdejo
Adrian Verdejo is a Canadian classical guitarist and music educator based in Vancouver. He performs as a soloist as well as with the Victoria Guitar Trio, the McGregor-Verdejo Duo and various improvised music ensembles. He has also played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, VICO, Turning Point, Aventa and more. He is dedicated to the creation of new works for guitar, commissioning and premiering numerous original pieces. Verdejo has also arranged various solo and ensemble works for guitar.
Adrian Verdejo is a guitar instructor at the Vancouver Community College School of Music, and he maintains a busy private teaching studio in Vancouver. Verdejo holds degrees from University of Ottawa (MMus), University of Victoria (BMus), and Capilano University, he studied with guitarists Patrick Roux, Dr. Alexander Dunn, and Stephen Boswell.
We welcome submissions from BC composers of all styles and genres. Miniatures must be scored for either classical, electric or steel string acoustic guitar. To submit your miniature, complete the online form at the bottom of this page. Payment may be made through Paypal, or by cheque mailed separately.
Only submission forms completed through this website will be considered.
All submissions must also meet the following requirements:
- Submitting composers must be residents of BC.
- Submitted miniatures must be scored for one of classical, electric or steel string acoustic guitar. Works score for electric guitar may include standard electric guitar pedal board setup including distortion, delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, and use of ebow for sustained sounds. Works otherwise employing the use of electronics will not be considered at this time.
- Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 4, 2020.
- Composers may submit up to 2 miniatures for consideration. Fee for each submission is $5. Only one miniature per composer will be selected.
- Miniatures must have been composed within the past three years.
- Each miniature must be no more than 3 minutes in length. Please note that time limits will be strictly enforced.
- Miniatures should represent a complete musical work. Excerpts from longer pieces and incomplete sketches will not be accepted.
Submissions must include:
- The composer’s name, address, and e-mail address.
- Application fee of $5 per submission. Payment can be made via Paypal or cheque by mail. Please make cheques payable to:
- Vancouver Pro Musica Society
PO Box 78077 RPO Grandview
Vancouver, BC V5N 5W1
- Vancouver Pro Musica Society
- Two Copies of each submitted score.
- One official score with composer’s name and copyright.
- One anonymous score to be used for adjudication purposes.
Announcement and Presentation of Works Selected
Vancouver Pro Musica will contact all submitters by Friday, September 11, 2020. While Vancouver Pro Musica wishes to be as inclusive as possible, production costs, time constraints, and other practical concerns may require that not all submitters will have a work selected.
In the event that these considerations do not permit the performance of all submissions, Vancouver Pro Musica will employ a panel of professional composers not associated with Vancouver Pro Musica to guide selection of the anonymous scores. Decisions of the adjudicators will be final.
Those whose works are presented will receive a recording of their work for non-commercial purposes.
All composers who submit two miniatures (regardless of whether or not their piece is selected for performance) automatically become members in good standing of Vancouver Pro Musica, exempt from membership dues for one year.
- Sunday, August 16, 2020: Zoom workshop with Adrian Verdejo, 2-3 pm
- Friday, September 4, 2020: Score submission deadline
- Friday, September 11, 2020: Submitters notified of selection results
- Sunday, October 25, 2020:Live-stream concert, 3:00pm