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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Victoria Part of Children’s Music Journey

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July 10th, 2017 | Around Town, Children's Music, VCM News

The Children’s Music Journey is one of the newest and most innovative approaches to learning music currently in use by over 80,000 participants world-wide, including six elementary schools in the Greater Victoria area through the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Award-winning computer software flips the traditional approach to learning music and puts the student in the […]

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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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TRENT FREEMAN

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May 2nd, 2017 | VCM News

TRENT FREEMAN – Joy of Fiddle Trent Freeman is an innovative musician whose unique blend of groove, in-depth harmony, captivating melodies and personal writing style set him apart from many others. He has won national awards with his groups The Fretless, experimental electronic duo Speaker Face, and with his solo record Rock Paper Scissors. Rooted […]

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Greater Victoria Performing Arts Fiddle Winners

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May 1st, 2017 | VCM News

Greater Victoria Performing Arts 2017 – Fiddle Winners Congratulations to various VCM BC Fiddle Orchestra, Folkestra and Danceband Members! Junior Award (10 & under): Jonathan Gower (Danceband) Intermediate Award (14 & under): Cohan Lyne (Danceband) Leonard Sexsmith Trophy & Award: Lucy McClung (BCFO) Frankie Rodgers Trophy & Award: Noa Paster Twin Fiddle: Eamonn Osborne & […]

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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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