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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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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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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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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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