Music Programs

VCM Harp Ensemble

Open to intermediate and advanced pedal harpists between the ages of 12 and 18 to provide an opportunity for dedicated young harpists to rehearse and perform together. Instruments are provided for those who take studio instruction at the VCM.

Term 1: Sep 16 - Jan 20
Term 2: Jan 27 - Jun 2

Sat • 2:00 - 3:30 pm • $383.50/term • Downtown

Annabelle Stanley

Annabelle Stanley

Annabelle Stanley is the principal harpist of the Victoria Symphony, a position she has held since 1982. During this time she has frequently been featured as a soloist with the Orchestra. She is also an active chamber musician, soloist and performer of new music. Annabelle is the harp instructor at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and UVIC. She has adjudicated harp students throughout Western Canada. Last year she made a CD with the great American Bassist Gary Karr of familiar classics arranged for Bass and Harp.

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Violin from Scratch (Adults)

Play violin in your youth? Always wanted to play violin, but just never got around to it? It is never too late!

Term 1: Sep 16 - Dec 16 • $204.75
Term 2: Jan 27 - Apr 30 • $220.50

Sat • 9:30 - 10:15am • Westhills

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Dexine Wallbank

DEXINE WALLBANK was a member of The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and also played with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada, both in Toronto. Apart from the years she spent in eastern Canada, Dexine has played with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra since she was twenty years old. Over the years she has also played with various chamber groups including the early music group, Victoria Festival Consort. Dexine received Suzuki teacher training form the Suzuki Kingston institute as well as the Guelph Suzuki institute. In addition to many years of giving lessons privately from her home, she has also taught at (…)

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Vocal Jazz Ensemble

For ages 17 and up, accompanied by a full rhythm section. Singers receive instruction in performance technique, improvisation, intonation and vocal independence. Vocalists should have strong music reading skills and part-singing ability. Acceptance by audition.

Term 1: Sep 8 - Dec 8
Term 2: Jan 12 - Apr 13

Fri • 4:00 - 7:00pm • $234/term • Downtown

Louise Rose

Louise Rose

Louise Rose has been called a living Canadian treasure. She studied classical voice in Pennsylvania with John Duddy and Todd Duncan; pipe organ with Catharine Brooke Morgan; piano with Oscar Peterson; conducting with Leonard Bernstein and arranging with Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. Some of her independent studies have been with Carmen McRae, Ella Fitgerald and B.B. King. She has served as artist/mentor in residence at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and at The Frank DeMiero and Soundsation Vocal Jazz Camps. Louise is a sought after vocal jazz ensemble clinician. She has played and sung with symphony orchestras in Canada (…)

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