Daniel Lapp's Home for Christmas Concerts

On December 23rd enjoy a matinee or evening musical experience like no other.

Canada Music Week - Victoria

Fantastic free workshops and concerts today and Saturday!

WELCOME

to one of North America's largest music schools. 140+ professional music educators teaching world-class programs. The musician in you is a click away.

Contemporary Music, now part of the VCM.

New flexible learning paths that accommodate anyone from the self-taught to the Classically trained.

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Weddings, Concerts, Events...

Did you know that our beautiful Alix Goolden Hall is available to rent? We host weddings, multi-media presentations, readings and all genres of concerts.

Collegium Program

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Artistic Director
: Michael van der Sloot
mvandersloot@me.com
(250) 386-5311 ext 2090

Animateur: Micki Stirling
(250) 386-5311 ext 3360
stirling@vcm.bc.ca
Listen to Micki’s interview with CFUV radio 
(fast forward to approx 10min)

Collegium Voice: Ingrid Attrot
sops@shaw.ca

“The Collegium Program at the VCM is amongst the strongest comprehensive programs for advanced students in Canada. Our students share in the joy of experiencing varying aspects of music as well as enjoy the support of a community of students and teachers that help them achieve their full potential.”
Michael van der Sloot

The Collegium is an enriched program for talented young classical musicians: singers, pianists and other instrumentalists. We bring talented young classical musicians together with outstanding teachers, to create a lively, collaborative educational experience devoted to the pursuit of musical excellence.

The Collegium is also a supportive community of musicians. It is designed for serious students who want to study music at the highest standard in a comprehensive setting.

“I know that my success at Juilliard in New York next year will have to do with the training and environment I’ve had in the Collegium and at the VCM”
Stephanie Galipeau

Students are accepted into the program who are prepared to devote the time necessary to fully explore their musical talents and abilities. All students are expected to place a high priority on Collegium activities, attending every week and taking full advantage of the many opportunities to perform and to learn.

Collegium students have been winners in events such as Victoria “Symphony Splash”, Louis Sherman Concerto Competition, Roberto and Mary Wood Competition, VCM Song Competitions, and on many other occasions. Collegium alumni are now studying at major colleges and music schools throughout North America.

Collegium membership is open to all qualified students, whether or not they are studying at the VCM. All teachers are invited to encourage their students to audition; teachers with questions about being part of the Collegium are asked to contact Michael van der Sloot directly.

There are three categories of Collegium membership, open by audition to all qualified students, whether or not they are studying at the VCM. Students accepted into the Collegium are placed in the appropriate category for their age and performance level.

Full Members
Full members are students between the ages of approximately 13 and 18 who have reached a level of notable proficiency on their instrument: generally Grade 9 or above. Full members participate in a busy schedule of masterclasses, coachings, seminars, performances, and residencies by distinguished guest artists.

Associate Members
Associate members are students who, though they may be performing at an advanced level, cannot commit to the time required for full membership. Associates generally participate only in the chamber music component of the Collegium.

Junior Members
Junior members are those students who show promise and dedication, but who are not yet at an age or performance level that qualifies them for either Full or Associate membership.

“Perhaps my favourite part about being a student in the Collegium Program was noticing how enjoyable it is to be part of a community full of caring, devoted, interesting people who were so much fun to be around.” — Collegium student

Collegium Voice

The aim of the Collegium program for singers is to supplement private voice lessons by providing experiences specific to the developing singer, that are beyond the scope of individual lessons. Students develop and perfect basic musicianship through regular ear training and sight singing classes as well as classes in practice techniques, learning music, conducting, and music history.
Performance skills are honed in movement classes including yoga, Alexander Technique, improvisation drama, and stage direction.
The program also includes:

  • Individual coaching with a professional coach/ accompanist.
  • Introduction to the International Phonetic alphabet, a necessary tool for all
    classical singers, who are expected to sing in several languages.
  • Regular master classes with members of the VCM voice faculty and visiting
    instructors.
  • Lectures on a variety of topics of interest to a singer.
  • Opportunities to prepare and perform staged scenes with professional
    stage directors.
  • Performing in large and small ensembles.

Auditions for singers will take place on Friday or Saturday, May 23 or 24  2014.
(contact info is at the top of this page)

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Junior Collegium Clip

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