Sonic Boom 2024 – Ensemble-in-Residence Call for Scores

Vancouver Pro Musica Presents

Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet

Ensemble-in-Residence for Sonic Boom 2024

Call for Scores

December 8, 2023 at 11:59pm: Deadline for submissions.
February 11, 2024: Readings of selected scores.
March 17, 2024: Concert at ANNEX.

Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet

Composition mentor: Rita Ueda

Saxophilia is an unconducted saxophone quartet.

Instrumentation: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Vancouver Pro Musica is pleased to invite all BC composers to submit new works for our Featured Ensemble-in-Residence for Sonic Boom 2024:  Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet. Selected works will be presented as part of the 2024 Sonic Boom Festival March 15 to 17, 2024.


  • Workshop presented by Saxophilia:
    Sunday, October 1, 2023, 2:00-5:00 pm.
    VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C.), Arthur H. Willms Salon (2nd Floor).
  • Score Submission Deadline:
    Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Notification of Results:
    Friday, December 22, 2023
  • Readings of Selected Scores:
    Sunday, Feb. 11 2024, 2:00-5:00 pm.
    VSO School of Music (843 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC), Arthur H. Willms Salon (2nd Floor).
  • Concert:
    Sunday, March 17 2024, 7:30pm
    ANNEX (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC).


Candidates must:

  • Be British Columbia residents.
  • Attend all events in the itinerary.
  • Provide all required performance materials (score, parts, any electronics) in good time for rehearsals prior to the final concert.

Submitted works

  • Works must:
    • Have been composed within the past 3 years.
    • Have not been previously performed at a Vancouver Pro Musica concert.
    • Have duration no more than 10 minutes in length (pieces 6-8 mins preferred).
    • Include 2 copies of the score: one copy anonymous for the jury adjudication of submissions.
      (Please read How to Prepare an Anonymized Score PDF)
  • Although notated scores are preferred, graphic scores are possible.
  • Live electronics: Pieces may include live electronics, with the following considerations
    • Feasibility of the electronics will be considered in the selection process.
    • We have the following equipment for the concert (and potentially for rehearsals):
      • 2 microphones
      • 2 loudspeakers in a stereo configuration
      • Composers must supply their own computer and audio interface
      • Composers are expected to operate the live electronics patch for their work

Submission Form:

  • Apply by the submission form below.
  • The Application fee is $18.
    • If you require accommodation, please contact the VPM administration at [email protected]prior to submitting your score.
  • Fee payments 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

All composers who submit applications:

  • Automatically become members in good standing of Vancouver Pro Musica
  • Are exempt from membership dues for one year


All submitted works will be adjudicated by an anonymous jury.


Composers whose works are presented will receive an archive recording of their work for non-commercial purposes.


Saxophilia has made a reference document available to help composers writing for this call:  Saxophone Ranges – Saxophilia 2023

Submission Form

Sonic Boom 2024: Submission Form - Featured Ensemble-in-Residence Saxophilia

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Must not exceed 10 minutes in length
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Filenames for named Score submissions must adhere to the following format: your First Last name_Piece title.pdf (example: "Jane Doe_A Lullaby.pdf")
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