PARC Retirement Living Partners with VCM

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November 17th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

PARC Retirement Living Partners with VCM November 17, 2017 Victoria Conservatory of Music CEO, Jane Butler McGregor today announced an innovative new partnership with PARC Retirement Living.  The Victoria Conservatory of Music Centre for Music Wellness presented by PARC Retirement Living will offer music wellness classes for adults of all ages in our community, with […]

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Mozart to Bach and Back Again

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November 17th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Mary Byrne is an active teacher, adjudicator, lecturer, recorded artist, and published author. Mary is internationally respected for her wide-ranging works in flute pedagogy, repertoire, and general musicology, and is the artistic leader for the upcoming European Tour featuring the works of the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. In April 2017 an expectant group of 21 folks […]

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Giving Tuesday: When Giving Gets Therapeutic

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November 6th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens annually on the Tuesday following the spending frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It also marks the launch of the giving season! In Canada, it’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that […]

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Alix Goolden Performance Hall – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced

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August 16th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

AGPH – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced The Alix Goolden Performance Hall is renowned worldwide for its startling acoustics and unique beauty, largely attributable to the fact that it was built 120 years ago and designed as a church sanctuary. However its age and design also bring a unique set of ongoing maintenance issues and necessary upgrades.  One […]

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One Week to a Calmer Happier You (through singing!)

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July 12th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM News

What happens when you combine 8 days + 6 choirs + 3 award-winning faculty members + 5 centuries of music + a stunning Victoria location? You get a life changing experience through our Summer Academy’s unforgettable week of choral singing at the VCM. Canadian/British singer and VCM faculty member and Summer Academy Artistic Director Kathryn […]

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Outstanding Planter Contest – Winner!

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May 26th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Voters had a big decision to make and the votes were close, but in the end the Most Outstanding Planter Contest winner rolled to a clear victory. Congratulations to Thrifty Foods at Royal Oak, whose ingenious shopping cart planter swept the competition, and helped raise $1,200 for the VCM during this year’s Mother’s Day Musical […]

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Music Lessons Keep You Sharp

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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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Music in Early Childhood: Best Apps for Listening to Children’s Music

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July 15th, 2016 | Children's Music, For the Love of Music

Best Apps for Listening to Children’s Music Guest Post by: Cassie of Culture Coverage Music at an early age is a wonderful tool to help aid development. Not only does it improve mental and emotional health, but it has also been linked to academic achievement and logic skills later in life. It’s never too early […]

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