George Essihos remembered as piano mentor

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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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Cynthia Ellis mini-residency at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

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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

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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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Conservatory of Music embraced on West Shore

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January 5th, 2017 | Around Town, VCM News

by  Kristi Hoffman – Goldstream News Gazette West Shore posted Dec 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM Many West Shore residents have enjoyed improved access to the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s comprehensive programming since its official opening in May. The unveiling of the conservatory’s first satellite location, at the Westhills YMCA-YWCA complex in Langford, followed the institution’s […]

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Superb Winds & Brass Masterclass

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December 2nd, 2016 | VCM News

The Winds & Brass Department presented a superb masterclass on Wednesday, November 23rd as part of the VCM’s Canada Music Week celebrations.  Students from across our department performed works by Canadian composers Violet Archer, Robert Fleming, Diane Berry, Kathryn Cernauskas, and Jacques Hétu. We were thrilled to have Dr. Mary Byrne lead this masterclass.  Mary […]

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