vsNEW

Workshops for young composers to write new works for small ensembles of VS musicians

vsNEW is an innovative program for local young composers to write new works for small ensembles of dedicated Victoria Symphony musicians. Each year, aspiring composers attend four workshops guided by our VS Composer in Residence. They bring their pieces (in various stages of completion) to each workshop where they are read through by the musicians. With the guidance of a professional composer and musicians, the young composers are able to work through any musical issues that arise—from the most basic to the more complex. The young composers receive an outside view and constructive feedback on their piece.

At the end of the program there is a performance of the new music in front of a Victoria Symphony main stage audience as a pre-concert event. Each composer is asked to speak to the audience about the ideas and inspirations behind their piece.

Questions? Ready to book?

Please contact VS Community Relations Coordinator Micha Fortin by email or at
250-412-1977.