Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop Capilano University (Registration)

These workshops are designed to introduce composers to traditional instruments from all over the world. Registered participants are encouraged to bring sketches of works in progress for these instruments, to be workshopped by VICO musicians over the course of 2 sessions (see dates below). Some finished new works will then be performed at “Sounds Global in Concert” during the VICO’s 2016/17 season. NOTE: Interested composers who do not wish to have a piece workshopped may audit any session free of charge.

For detailed background information about traditional instruments presented in this program, click here.

North Vancouver Workshop #1: Tárogató/clarinet, Kamanche & Voice

Saturday, January 14th & January 28th
Capilano University Music Department, FIR 113
10am – Noon
Featuring Milan Milosevic (tárogató/clarinet), Sina Ettehad (kamanche) & Willy Miles Grenzberg (voice)

North Vancouver Workshop #2: Erhu/Gaohu, Cello & Tombak

Saturday, January 14th & January 28th
Capilano University Music Department, FIR 113
Noon- 2pm
Featuring Jun Rong (erhu), Finn Manniche (cello) & Hamin Honari (tombak)



To register (for composers who wish to have a piece workshopped):

  1. Please complete the online form below. Make sure to specify which workshop (#1 or #2) you are registering for. If you wish to register for both (i.e., you plan to develop 2 pieces, one for each set of instruments), you must register AND submit payment twice.
  2. Submit payment separately via Paypal (also below). You will have the option to use a credit card if you do not already have a Paypal account. The fee is $60 for each workshop ($25 for Capilano University students). Each workshop includes 2 sessions with musicians, plus a professional demo recording of a performance of your piece.

REMINDER: You are welcome to audit any session free of charge, if you are not workshopping a piece.

Registration Fee

Please fill in the form below and submit.

    Phone Number (required)



     The compositions brought to the workshop sessions may be works in progress, but must not exceed 8 minutes in length.

    Upon consultation with workshop leaders/composer mentors, participating composers may include a part for the piano or guitar in their compositions.

    Composers are required to provide an electronic copy of the score and parts ONE WEEK in advance of the workshop session at which they are to be performed. Hard copies of all parts and a minimum of two copies of the full score must be provided by the composer at the session. The score and parts need to be legible; the use of digital notation software is recommended but not required (in other words, the electronic copy could be a photograph or a scan of a handwritten score).


    With grateful thanks to our funders and partners, whose generous contributions have made our Sounds Global workshops possible: