Music Lessons Keep You Sharp

Music Lessons Keep You Sharp
April 26th, 2017 | For the Love of Music

Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later, even for those who no longer play an instrument, by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study published by the American Psychological Association. The study recruited 70 healthy adults age 60 to 83 who were divided into groups based on their […]

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George Essihos remembered as piano mentor

George Essihos remembered as piano mentor
April 4th, 2017 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Jazz pianist and teacher George Essihos.   Photograph By Submitted George Essihos blazed a singular path through the Victoria jazz community during nearly 60 years of maverick teaching and performance, which earned the celebrated pianist a reputation as one of the best in the business on both fronts. Essihos died Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital, from […]

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Pacific Baroque Festival – IN STILE CONCERTATO

Pacific Baroque Festival - IN STILE CONCERTATO
February 7th, 2017 | VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

IN STILE CONCERTATO Posted on February 5, 2017 John Walthausen  – organ Thursday, 16 February 8pm Christ Church Cathedral, Quadra at Rockland There is a remarkable musical gem in Victoria, the Wolff organ in Christ Church Cathedral.  Lovingly crafted to provide a rich baroque sound, the organ is only matched by the space for its […]

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Pacific Baroque Festival – TELEMANN’S FANTASY

Pacific Baroque Festival - TELEMANN’S FANTASY
February 6th, 2017 | VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

TELEMANN’S FANTASY Posted on February 5, 2017 including recently rediscovered Fantasias Marc Destrubé (violin) Soile Stratkauskas (flute) Natalie Mackie (viola da gamba) Thursday, 16 February 11am Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora This year’s Festival starts with a concert of Telemann’s Fantasias for solo instruments through which Telemann demonstrated his originality and inventiveness.  This engaging program will […]

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Cynthia Ellis mini-residency at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Cynthia Ellis mini-residency at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
February 3rd, 2017 | VCM News

BE FEARLESS! EMBRACE THE SMALLEST FLUTE! MAKE PEACE WITH THE PICCOLO! Cynthia Ellis, virtuoso performer on the piccolo and passionate instructor, is coming from Los Angeles for a mini-residency at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. TUESDAY, MARCH 7 | 6:30-8:30pm: Advanced Piccolo Masterclass – Cynthia will work advanced piccolo techniques and repertoire with experienced piccolo […]

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Kiwanis Club supports VCM Music Therapy Department

Kiwanis Club supports VCM Music Therapy Department
January 30th, 2017 | VCM News

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis Club of Victoria donates $5,000 to the Music Therapy department to purchase instruments and equipment for our new Music Therapy studio and instruments to our new music therapist working in community residential care facilities. […]

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