Turning Point Ensemble Orchestration Workshops 2022

Time: Various
Date: 2022 Oct 17
Location: Various

Turning Point Ensemble & Vancouver Pro Musica


“All in the Family”
 Orchestration Workshops (Fall 2022)

Over five workshops from October 17, 2022 until Nov. 6, 2022 –  instrumentalists from Turning Point Ensemble (the Ensemble in Residence for the 2023 Sonic Boom Festival) will be joined by leading composers to discuss and demonstrate strategies that can make more effective your use of the instruments of a large mixed instrument ensemble.

The phases of learning to understand how instruments of different families sound together include first learning how the different instruments within the same family offer nuanced opportunities for the sonic palette.  Composers who attend these workshops will learn transformative skills that will help them compose works for ensembles such as Turning Point Ensemble or ensembles even larger, where a more advanced understanding of orchestration will result in music that is both more interesting to listen to and enjoyable to play.

Mon. Oct. 17th  7pm – 9:30pm 
Gessler Hall, UBC School of Music
Julia Chien, percussion
Dorothy Chang, composer

Sun. Oct. 23    1:30 – 4:30pm  
Room 4350 – SFU Woodwards  149 W. Hastings Street
Brenda Fedoruk, flute / Emma Ringrose, oboe / AK Coope, clarinet / Ingrid Chiang, bassoon
Jennifer Butler, composer

Sat. Oct. 29   1 – 4pm             
Henley Hall, Vancouver Opera
Janelle Nadeau, harp / Jane Hayes, piano
Dorothy Chang, composer

Tue. Nov. 1     7:30 – 10pm      
Room 462 – UBC School of Music
Marcus Goddard, trumpet and composer / French Horn  TBC / Jeremy Berkman, trombone

Sun. Nov. 6th  10am – 1pm       
Room 4350 – SFU Woodwards  149 W. Hastings
Mary Sokol Brown, vln / Domagoj Ivanovic, vln / Roxi Dykstra, vla / Peggy Lee, cello / David Brown, bass
Owen Underhill, Composer and Conductor

Free Admission

All workshops will be free and open to all participants.
Please register in advance  – email [email protected]


All workshops will be livestreamed with the link made available upon request to je[email protected]

Sonic Boom 2023

As the resident ensemble for the 2023 Sonic Boom Festival, the full Turning Point Ensemble will read and discuss selected works submitted for consideration in March 2023 Composers Development Workshops. These sessions will include those for complete works as well as submissions of shorter works or fragments where the purpose is to further explore and learn about composition.

More information on guidelines for submission – coming soon! 

TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE  CONTACT:  Jeremy Berkman [email protected]
VANCOUVER PRO MUSICA CONTACT: Emily Yu  [email protected]