Vancouver Pro Musica Presents
Further Series 2020 Call for Scores
The Trinanina Trio
Mark Takeshi McGregor – Flute
Sophie Dansereau – Bassoon
Joy Yeh – Harp
Vancouver Pro Musica is pleased to invite all BC composers to submit new works for presentation at our Further Series concert on May 10, 2020, featuring the Trinanina Trio. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm. Additionally there will be a workshop with the ensemble on February 2 from 10am-1pm at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC), and an open reading session for pieces chosen for the concert on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC).
About the Artists
Sophie Dansereau, bassoonist
Born in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, Sophie Dansereau is currently assistant-principal bassoon and contrabassoon for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has also been heard as the principal bassoon and contrabassoon in several orchestras around the world, including the National Art Center Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the Québec Symphony.
Sophie is an active chamber music bassoonist and soloist. A forming member of the Ad Mare wind quintet, she received several top prizes in Canadian and International competitions. She has been featured as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony and was heard as a soloist and chamber player across Canada on the CBC radio and Radio-Canada. A new music advocate, she premiered Jeffrey Ryan’s piece Miss Havisham am Spinnrade for solo bassoon and Plumb for solo contrabassoon and chamber orchestra.
Parallel to her performing career, Sophie is on the faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music. An in-demand clinician, she also serves on the faculty of Douglas College, the West Coast Amateur Music Society, and teaches in her personal studio.
Mark Takeshi McGregor, flutist
Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor enjoys a diverse career as a leading performer of classical and contemporary music. Recent engagements include the Vancouver New Music Society, Little Chamber Music Series That Could, Innovations en Concert (Montreal), GroundSwell (Winnipeg), Honolulu Festival, Internationale ADEvantgarde-Festival (Munich), the Melos-Ethos Festival (Bratislava), Núcleo Música Nova’s International Symposium of New Music (Curitiba, Brazil), and the 2017 ISCM World New Music Days (Vancouver). An advocate of new music for the flute, Mark has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works, including concerti, chamber music, and solo works. He has an extensive discography on both the Redshift and Centrediscs labels, with his latest release, Lutalica, praised by MusicWorks Magazine for its “lean focussed intensity.” Mark’s 2020 projects include performances in Canada and Mexico with guitarist Adrian Verdejo, a new recording of solo and chamber works by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan, and the continuation of his Lutalica recording project.
Joy Yeh, harp
Dr. Yeh’s harp “resounded with sparkling clarity” (Georgia Straight). An champion for Canadian music, Taiwanese-Canadian harpist Dr. Joy Yeh serves as a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Co-Head of the Harp Department at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Scholarship Chair of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society. She obtained her doctoral degree from the Indiana University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from UBC. A recipient of many scholarships and awards, Dr. Yeh was the first harpist to be chosen as 1st Prize Winner in the Burnaby Clef Society’s 25 year history. She has been featured numerous times as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Prince Goerge Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Symphony Orchestra and has performed solo and ensemble works in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, and the Orpheum and the Chan Centre for Performance Arts in Vancouver.
We welcome submissions from BC composers of all styles and genres. To submit a piece, 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.
Your submission should include a score and parts for a piece no more than 10 minutes in length for the following instruments (solo pieces and pieces requiring electronics will not be considered):
- Flute (doubling on alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo)
- Bassoon (doubling on contrabassoon)
All submissions must also meet the following requirements:
- Submitting composers must be residents of BC.
- Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.
- Accompanied by cash or cheque sent by mail. Fee for submission is $25.
- Works must have been composed within the past three years.
- Composers will be expected to attend the reading session and concert for their work.
- Submitted pieces can be up to 10 minutes in length (suggested 6-10 mins). Please note that time limits will be strictly enforced.
Applications must include:
- The composer’s name, address, and e-mail address.
- Application fee of $25. 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
- One copy of all performers’ parts.
- Two copies of the score. One copy of the score should be anonymous, in the event that a jury is required to adjudicate submissions.
Announcement and Presentation of Works Selected
Vancouver Pro Musica will contact all the submitters by Friday, March 6, 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. Vancouver Pro Musica and Trinanina Trio are aiming to have a concert of between 60-65 mins of music in total. 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. Decisions of the panel will be final.
Composers selected for performance must be ready to provide all required performance materials including parts. Those whose works are presented will receive a recording of their work for non-commercial purposes.
All composers who submit—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, February 2, 2020, 10am–1pm:Open workshop at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC)
- Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm: Score submission deadline.
- Friday, March 6, 2020: Submitters notified of selection results.
- Sunday, March 10, 2020, 7:30pm–9:30pm: Open reading session at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie St., Vancouver, BC).
- Friday, April 10, 2020: Final revisions to scores and parts due.
- Sunday, May 10, 2020, 7:30pm: Concert at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC).