Notices

October 19th, 2017

Spark to Flame 2017-18

Spark to Flame Application

Dear Collegium Community,

Our Spark to Flame auditions are coming up next month! Students are most welcome to participate by submitting an application form by Monday November 6. This is perfect for students who would benefit from having a goal such as Spark to Flame to help with their repertoire preparation.

Please read through the information on the application form carefully as policies have been updated for 2017-2018.

If you are interested in participating, please submit the application form attached to the VCM front office– forms are also available at the front office until the deadline on Monday November 6, 2017. 

AUDITIONS

Sunday November 26, 2017, from 10AM in Room 303

CONCERT

-Saturday February 24, 7:30PM, Alix Goolden Performance Hall

VCM SPARK TO FLAME PROGRAM

The Victoria School of Classical Music’s Spark to Flame is a program that supports emerging artists’ development, and is open to all students of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. It brings together the VCM’s Senior String Orchestra, along with members of the VCM faculty and Victoria Symphony Canada, to provide a high quality professional experience for both the students playing in the orchestra, as well as a group of promising student soloists, selected through audition.

The program instills in musicians the importance of personal responsibility in creating a professional performance. During the weeks leading up to the Spark to Flame performance in February, participating soloists are given the opportunity to work with VCM faculty and management to develop their professional and artistic skills, and along with all participating students assist with promoting the program, which culminates in a concert at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall in February. 

Helping students gain a sense of co-ownership in the program is essential to its success each year, and as such, following the Spark to Flame concert, the students are invited to participate in one or two run-out concerts, that take place in local Elementary or Middle schools in the Greater Victoria Area.  This also forms an essential part to the program, giving students the opportunity to grow interest in their younger peers in school, and collectively nurture a love for music in all.

October 19th, 2017

Collegium October 23 Schedule & Announcements

October 23 Schedule

Announcements as of October 19, 2017

►  Instrumentalists:  Please note that no matter which master class you are attending

your SNACKS will be in WOOD HALL.

Make sure your coaching ends by 4:55 so you have 5 minutes to grab a snack enroute to your class.   Thanks.

►  Concerts: SOOKE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

A Celebration of 20 Musical Years

Overture, Leonora #3 – Beethoven

Cello Concerto, Op. 85 in E minor Elgar

Soloist: Sophie van der Sloot, Winner of the 2017 Don Chrysler Concerto Competition

Symphony No. 8, Op. 93 in F major – Beethoven

Saturday, October 28th 7:30 Sooke Community Hall

Sunday, October 29th 2:30 Royal Bay Secondary,  Westshore

Youth under 16 FREE

The VCM Chamber Competition on November 7th will now have two events: 

·         Juniors 5:00 with Jurors Dolores Vann and Dr. Rosabel Choi;

·         Intermediate & Seniors  7:00 with Jurors David Gilham and Arthur Rowe.

Have you discussed this with your group, your coach and your parents to make sure that you can be there at that time, prepared to play?  Please confirm with Micki

►   FACEBOOK:  We are looking for a ‘master’ for our Collegium Facebook page: someone who likes collecting and posting photos and quotes about Collegium members or subjects/ people of interest to Collegium.  If you are interested, please let Micki know. Thanks.

►   SNACKS:  thanks to Jessica Carter and Lucy McClung and Tulia Edwards for snacks last week. Snacks on Monday October 23rd will be provided by Liam McDonald-Horak, Matthew McLean and Chloe LeRoy and families.  The next week, on October 30th will be Tarane Zidehi, Max Sander-Segriff and Annabelle Tian.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360

 Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

October 19th, 2017

Collegium October 9th Holiday & Announcements

Announcements as of October 6, 2017

►   Wasn’t that exciting! – congratulations to those who played with Sarah Slean last night – what a great concert!

►   Monday October 9th is a statutory holiday for Thanksgiving.  The conservatory building will be closed.

►   October Master Class Repertoire and accompanists:  anyone scheduled to play in master classes needs to send in your repertoire and accompanist information by Monday at the latest.

 

Mon Oct. 16, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Masterclass – Violin Simon MacDonald AGPH
1/3 Samantha Yee,
Jasmine Yu
Rebecca Reader-Lee
Mon Oct. 16, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Masterclass – Piano Tzenka Dianova 303
2/3 Hank Liu
Charlie Dutton
Karen Chan
Amber Dayton
Mon Oct. 16, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Master Class – Winds Emily Nagelbach WH
3/3 Arisa Lutic-Hotta
Sujung Lee
Matthew McLean
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Master Class – Piano Robert Holliston 303
1/2 Felix Zhang
Jonathan Devey
Keisha McKay
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Master Class – Baroque Violin Paul Luchkow WH
2/2 Grace van der Sloot
Lucy McClung
Jessica Carter
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:00-6:30pm Master Class – violin David Stewart WH
1/5 Boris Lee
Clara Sui first movement of the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Josephine Thompson
Emmalene van Meel

(if time permits)

Sibelius
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:00-6:30pm NACO MC – cello Rachel Mercer AGPH
2/5 Marin Hoh
Sophie van der Sloot
Lexie Krakowski Elegies by Faure. Elfi
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:00-6:30pm NACO MC – viola David Thies-Thompson 303
3/5 Danielle Tsao
Seung Choi Fantasie by Hummel.
Judith Gaston
Josh Litton

 

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday October 16th will be provided Jessica Carter and Lucy McClung and Tulia Edwards and families.  The next week, on October 9th, VCM is closed for Thanksgiving.

 

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

 

►   Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

 

 

October 19th, 2017

Collegium October 2 Schedule & Announcements

October 2 Schedule

Announcements as of September 29, 2017

►   TONIGHT!  Master class with James Ehnes Friday September 29th in Wood Hall 7:00-8:30. 

Performers:

Leonardo Maekawa: Bruch violin concerto, I  Accompanist: Robert Holliston

Bennett Chui: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, i, up to and including the cadenza; Accompanist: Elfi Gleusteen

Kaira Fukui: Kreisler Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice (unaccompanied) 

Emmalene van Meel: Bach Solo Sonata 1, i (unaccompanied)

All welcome to attend – Collegium members encouraged to attend – you can often learn more by watching than by playing.

►   Monday Performance Class:  If you would like to play, email David Visentin now: Visentin@vcm.bc.ca. If you need an accompanist, contact Elfi or Braden (see syllabus for contact info).

►   Monday Soundings:  Great Singers in History with Robert Holliston: Instrumentalists not playing in the performance class are welcome to go to either the Performance Class in AGPH or the Soundings in Wood Hall.  All singers are expected to attend the Soundings class.

►   CONCERTO COMPETITIONS 2018

►   The Victoria Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the 24th annual Louis Sherman Competition for young string players.  The competition is in three rounds: an initial screening by recording, the finalist competition, and the performance of an entire concerto by the winner of the finalist competition.  We hope that you will encourage your eligible students to apply.

The application form with recording is due December 3, 2017.   Note that the due date is earlier than in previous seasons. Application form attached and printed copies available on the Collegium bulletin board.

ELIGIBILITY 

All students of bowed stringed instruments, age 18 years and under as of January 1, 2018, who live on southern Vancouver Island. Previous grand prize winners are ineligible.

December 3, 2017: DEADLINE for submission of application form and recording of one movement of concerto for first round of judging.

February 27, 2018, 7 pm: Chapel, First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road: FINALIST COMPETITION. Live performance of entire concerto before an adjudication panel and audience. Winner will be announced following the performance.

April 26, 2018, 8 pm: First Metropolitan United Church WINNER PERFORMANCE with the V.C.O. and awarding of prizes. 

►  12th Annual Don Chrysler Concerto Competition—2018

  • Feb. 9, 2018: submit application form and recording
  • Feb. 16, 2018: finalists announced
  • Apr. 21, 2018: final competition performance (Free for Public! Philip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic)
  • Oct. 20-28, 2018: rehearsal and performance with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

The Don Chrysler Concerto Competition is open to instrumental and voice students up to and including the age of 25 years (as of January 1, 2018). They must be studying privately or at an accredited institution on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands.

The 1st prize winner will have the honour of performing as a soloist at two performances with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra. The Celebration of Young Artists concerts will take place on October 27, 2018 at the Sooke Community Hall and October 28, 2018 at the Royal Bay Secondary School theatre (location to be confirmed).

Preliminary audition will be by recording. Those interested should complete the application form and submit it, together with your recording, postmarked no later than Friday February 9, 2018. The recorded performance must be accompanied.

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday October 2nd will be provided Elijah and Luke Kim and Clayton Butler and families.  The next week, on October 9th, VCM is closed for Thanksgiving.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

►   Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

October 19th, 2017

Collegium September 25 Schedule & Announcements

September 25 Schedule

Announcements as of September 21, 2017

►   Exciting news!  There will be a master class with James Ehnes Friday September 29th in Wood Hall 7:00-8:30. 

Accompanist: Robert Holliston

Performers:

Leonardo Maekawa: Bruch violin concerto, i

Bennett Chui: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, i, up to and including the cadenza

Kaira Fukui: Kreisler Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice (unaccompanied) 

Emmalene van Meel: Bach Solo Sonata 1, i (unaccompanied)

All welcome to attend – Collegium members encouraged to attend – you can often learn more by watching than by playing.

Mark your calendars now.

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday September 25th will be provided Johnathan Devey, Charlie Dutton and McKenna Jennings and families.  The next week, on the October 2nd, it will be Elijah and Luke Kim for the instrumentalists and Clayton Butler for the singers.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

►   Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

October 19th, 2017

Collegium September 18 Schedule & Announcements

September 18 Schedule

Announcements as of September 14, 2017

►   Last call for printed Syllabuses.  If you want one, email Micki by Friday noon.

►   Exciting news!  There will be a master class with James Ehnes Friday September 29th in Wood Hall 7:00-8:30.  All welcome to attend. More details later.  Mark your calendars now.

►   Have you paid your tuition fees? If not, they are now overdue.  If in doubt, please check in with our front desk team.  Thanks.

►   CONCERT:  Emily Carr String Quartet’s “SYMMETRICAL SOUNDSCAPES”  bursts onto the scene with the music of Haydn, Bartok and Fisher. Performances are at 2:30 pm Sunday, September 17th at St. Mary of the Incarnation in Metchosin and at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 20th at St. John the Divine in Victoria.  All ECSQ concerts are free for students at the door!

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday September 18 will be provided by Bennett Chiu, Seung Choi and Emily Yau and families.  Next week, on the 25th, it will be Johnathan Devey, Charlie Dutton for the instrumentalists and McKenna Jennings for the singers.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

►   Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page

October 19th, 2017

Collegium September 11th Schedule & Announcments

September 11 Schedule

Announcements as of September 7, 2017

 ►   Welcome and welcome back!  This is the first of the weekly Collegium bulletins.  If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, please let me know.  Otherwise – please read it thoroughly each week.  There are changes every week and you will need to know the contents of these bulletins.

►   ORIENTATIONS:  All Collegium members are required to attend the orientations on Monday in Wood Hall starting at 5:00.

Voice students and parents will leave Wood Hall at 5:20, the voice students will continue in Room 303.  Instrumental Full, Associate and Postsecondary members are all expected to stay until the end of the session at 6:15.

►   The Collegium has grown again.  We now have eleven senior instrumental groups and 2 voice groups.  There are now 3 snack supplier each Monday.  Please look at the schedule and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I will send reminders, but I must rely on you to remember when it is your turn.  Thank you! In advance.

►   Have you paid your tuition fees? They are due in full by Monday.  If in doubt, please check in with our front desk team.  Thanks.

►   Collegium Syllabuses:  I will be distributing the Syllabus and Directory by email as soon as I have the last 2 photo/bios.  If you need a printed copy, please let me know and I will supply it by the next Monday, September 18th.

►   Saturday!!  VCM OPEN HOUSE PARTY

Saturday September 9th 10am – 2pm.

Live concerts in Alix Goolden Hall, free treats, four instrument petting zoos and mini-lessons.

Free to attend.  Fun for all ages.

►   CONCERT:  Emily Carr String Quartet’s “SYMMETRICAL SOUNDSCAPES”  bursts onto the scene with the music of Haydn, Bartok and Fisher. Performances are at 2:30 pm Sunday, September 17th at St. Mary of the Incarnation in Metchosin and at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 20th at St. John the Divine in Victoria.  All ECSQ concerts are free for students at the door!

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday September 11 will be provided by Lexie Krakowski, Karen Chan and Annalysa Tylor and families.  Next week it will be Bennett Chiu, Seung Choi and Emily Yau.

►  Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

►   Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

September 7th, 2017

Collegium Update October 12, 2017

Schedule October 16

►  The Winds Master Class with Emily Nagelbach will be Monday October 23rd.

 Our apologies for confusion on our posted event schedule.

►  The VCM Chamber Competition on November 7th will now have two events: 

·         Juniors 5:00 with Jurors Dolores Vann and Dr. Rosabel Choi;

·         Intermediate & Seniors  7:00 with Jurors David Gilham and Arthur Rowe.

Please discuss this with your group, your coach and your parents to make sure that you can be there at that time, prepared to play.  Thanks.

►   SNACKS:  Snacks on Monday October 16th will be provided Jessica Carter and Lucy McClung and Tulia Edwards and families.  The next week, on October 23rd will be Liam McDonald-Horak, Matthew McLean and Chloe LeRoy.

Questions?  Concerns?  Contact Micki Stirling 250 386-5311 ext 3360 or reply to this email address.

Kudos?  Post them in the Collegium Facebook page.

May 4th, 2017

Collegium May 8th Schedule & Announcements

Collegium May 8, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Collegium 2017 End of Term Concerts
Voice & Chamber Music (Fantasia, Crimson & Tre Strumenti)
Monday May 8th 7:00 pm   AGPH
Chamber Music (Di Caprio, Van Isle, Filzofia, Royale, Viello, Artemis and Adelfi)
Monday May 15th 7:00pm   AGPH
Admission by Donation.  Receptions following concerts.
PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

►   Concert Food:  We ask that each performer bring a small plate of food to the reception of the concert they are playing in.
If you have questions, please contact Micki.

►    Reminder!  The highest Collegium honour, the Jamie Syer Scholarship is open for nominations.
Nomination forms are available on the bulletin board and were emailed out.  You can also just email the name of your nominee and why this student best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support of peers.
·         All Collegium (Senior Instrumental, Junior and Voice) members qualify to be nominated.
·         All Collegium members and faculty can nominate candidates.

►   Garden Tour:  Sunday May 13 and 14.
There are a few spots left for performers. Do let Micki know if you can contribute in this way.  Thanks to those who have volunteered to support this important event. A tout moment, la Région se réservera le droit de mettre un terme définitif (pour l’année en cours et les années à venir) à la prise en charge du séjour dans le cas où le (la) gagnant(e) et/ou son invité(e) auraient un casier judiciaire, seraient inscrits sur la liste des personnes recherchée dans le cadre du fichier « S » ou porteraient atteinte d’une quelconque manière à l’identité régionale, de la Région, à son image et les valeurs qu’elle défend
►    Collegium 2017-18.  Anyone wanting to return to Collegium next year must apply and audition.
There is no audition fee for returning students. Application Deadline:  May 14, 2017
·         Voice Auditions will be Wednesday May 24th.
·         Instrumental auditions will be held after Provincials June 2nd-5th.

►    Still unclaimed:  Chin rest.  Contact Micki and identify to claim.

►  Grad Recitals:
·         Jennifer Turner’s recital has been postponed until June.

►   Township Arts Council 2017/18 Youth Mentorship Program is open to young musicians aged 12 and up who are passionate about the following: Voice, Piano, all Stringed instruments, Brass and Woodwind, including past participants.
http://www.townshiparts.org/youth-mentorship-program.html
Deadline for applications is TOMORROW May 5, 2017.

►    Summer school/camp and Postsecondary Audition results: send in yours!

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to Josie Thompson and Julia Hensley for the snacks last week.
On Monday May 8th snacks will be supplied by the Reader-Lees for the instrumentalists and Annalysa Tylor for the singers.
The next week, on May 15th snacks suppliers will be Josh Litton and Susanna Heystek.  We will also be having PIZZA for the year-end Composing the Collegium session.  Do let me know if you have special needs around pizza.  Thanks.

April 27th, 2017

Collegium May 1st Schedule & Announcements

Collegium May 1, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Garden Tour:  Sunday May 13 and 14.
Thanks to Kate, Tovin, Lexie, Sophie, Kevin C, Jasmine, Emma, Danielle, Clara, Jono and Marin for signing up to play.
Everyone else, please contact Micki very soon to sign up for a spot to play!  Thanks for your support of this important event.

►    Collegium 2017-18.  Anyone wanting to return to Collegium next year must apply and audition.
There is no audition fee for returning students. Application Deadline:  May 14, 2017
·         Voice Auditions will be Wednesday May 24th.
·         Instrumental auditions will be held after Provincials June 2nd-5th.

►    Found:  Chin rest.  Contact Micki and identify to claim.

►    Reminder!  The VCM scholarship application deadline is THIS Friday, April 28th 2017

►  Grad Recitals:
·         Anne Jeffrey Friday April 28,  3:00pm  Wood Hall
·         Jennifer Turner  Tuesday May 2, 7:30pm Wood Hall
All Welcome!

Don Chrysler Concerto Competition for Young Musicians
Finalists’ Competition Performance:
Saturday April 22, 2017

In the 2017 Competition Sophie van der Sloot came in 1st and Danielle Tsao was 2nd.
Congratulations to all the finalists and we will look forward to hearing Sophie play with the Sooke Philharmonic in October.

Kevin Chen was last year’s winner.

►    Summer school/camp and Postsecondary Audition results: send in yours!

►   SNACKS:  Thanks to Kevin Chen and Maki Yamagata and Jen Meier for the snacks last week.
On Monday May 1st snacks will be supplied by Josie Thompson for the instrumentalists and Julia Hensley for the singers.
The next week, on May 8th snacks suppliers will be the Reader-Lees and Annalysa Tylor.

April 20th, 2017

Collegium April 24 Schedule & Announcements

Collegium Schedule April 24, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Performance classes:  JR/INT Chamber & Solo Monday Apr 24 ; Senior Chamber & Solo Monday May 1st:
to play email Michael and Micki with repertoire title, composer, movements number(s) and run-time.  Soon!

►    Collegium 2017-18.  Anyone wanting to return to Collegium next year must apply and audition.
There is no audition fee for returning students. Application Deadline:  May 14, 2017
·         Voice Auditions will be Wednesday May 24th.
·         Instrumental auditions will be held after Provincials June 2nd-5th.

►    Concert: Victoria Chamber Orchestra
Friday April 21, 2017 8:00 PM
First Metropolitan United Church,
932 Balmoral at Quadra
Sunday April 23, 2017 2:30 PM
Oak Bay High School Auditorium
2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
Soloists: Emma Reader-Lee and Danielle Tsao
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
For free student tickets see separate email send by Micki Stirling Weds Apr 19 at 11:31AM.

►    Don Chrysler Concerto Competition for Young Musicians
Finalists’ Competition Performance:
This Saturday April 22, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Free concert – Open to the Public!
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria,    Prizes donated by Long & McQuade
Collegium member finalists:
Tovin Allers, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto; Danielle Tsao, Walton Viola Concerto; Sophie van der Sloot, Elgar Cello Concerto.

►    Summer school/camp and Postsecondary Audition results: send in yours!
Kate Moran is excited to announce that she was accepted to the Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Institute, Oberlin Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, and she has officially committed to studying with Victoria Chiang at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland!

►    We are adding a Soundings Session Monday May 8th with Theresa Leonard.
Theresa Leonard is a well-known music producer and audio educator. For over 20 years, she served as Director of Audio at The Banff Centre in Canada where she was responsible for directing the internationally-known audio practicum area and directing all activities in the Centre’s extensive audio facilities. Ms. Leonard worked closely with top industry professionals who served as guest faculty members for music production, engineering and sound for picture. She continues to be instrumental in helping audio practicum participants obtain key positions in the professional audio industry.
Ms. Leonard holds a Master of Music degree in sound recording, from McGill University, and bachelor degrees in music and education. Her work spans music and audio production, engineering, education and research. She has produced and engineered award-winning recordings for many labels including Analekta, Bravo!, Centaur, EMI, Honens and NAXOS, and received outstanding reviews for this work in The New York Times and The New Yorker, among other publications. In 2008, she was invited as a guest research professor to Bang & Olufsen in Denmark and in 2015 was Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt School.

►   SNACKS:  On Monday April 24th snacks will be supplied by Kevin Chen and Maki Yamagata for the instrumentalists and Jen Meier for the singers.  The next week, on May 1st snacks suppliers will be Josie Thompson and Julia Hensley.

April 18th, 2017

Collegium April 17 Schedule & Announcements

Collegium April 17 – Easter Closure

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►    Collegium 2017-18.  Anyone wanting to return to Collegium next year must apply and audition.
There is no audition fee for returning students. Application Deadline:  May 14, 2017
·         Voice Auditions will be Wednesday May 24th.
·         Instrumental auditions will be held after Provincials June 2nd-5th.

►    Monday April 17th is Easter Monday.  The VCM building will be closed and there is no Collegium programming. The building is also closed on Friday and Sunday.  It is open as normal on Saturday April 15th.

►    We are adding a Soundings Session Monday May 8th with Theresa Leonard.
Theresa Leonard is a well-known music producer and audio educator. For over 20 years, she served as Director of Audio at The Banff Centre in Canada where she was responsible for directing the internationally-known audio practicum area and directing all activities in the Centre’s extensive audio facilities. Ms. Leonard worked closely with top industry professionals who served as guest faculty members for music production, engineering and sound for picture. She continues to be instrumental in helping audio practicum participants obtain key positions in the professional audio industry.
Ms. Leonard holds a Master of Music degree in sound recording, from McGill University, and bachelor degrees in music and education. Her work spans music and audio production, engineering, education and research. She has produced and engineered award-winning recordings for many labels including Analekta, Bravo!, Centaur, EMI, Honens and NAXOS, and received outstanding reviews for this work in The New York Times and The New Yorker, among other publications. In 2008, she was invited as a guest research professor to Bang & Olufsen in Denmark and in 2015 was Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt School.

►   SNACKS:  Thanks for April 10th snacks from Lexi Krakowski for the instrumentalists and Gina Johnson for the singers.  The next week, on April 17th the building will be closed for Easter Monday.

April 6th, 2017

Collegium April 10 Schedule & Announcements

Collegium Schedule April 10, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►    Collegium 2017-18.  Anyone wanting to return to Collegium next year must apply and audition.
There is no audition fee for returning students. Application Deadline:  May 14, 2017
·         Voice Auditions will be Wednesday May 24th.
·         Instrumental auditions will be held after Provincials June 2nd-5th.

►    Monday April 17th is Easter Monday.  The VCM building will be closed and there is no Collegium programming.

►    Master Class with Joel Stobbe – Monday April 10  Alix Goolden Hall,
Audience Welcome – No Charge
Marin Hoh, Sophie van der Sloot, Lexie Krakowski, Janelle Tiessen

►   Master Classes with Andrew Dawes  April 9 and 10
Audience Welcome – No Charge
Sunday Apr. 9
1:00-3:00pm    Room 203
Danielle Tsao
Clara Sui
Jasmine Yu
Rebecca Reader-Lee
3:00-5:00pm   Room 302
Susanna Heystek
Tovin Allers
Kate Moran
Emma Reader-Lee

Monday Apr. 10        5:00-6:30pm   Wood Hall
Trio DiCaprio – Beethoven Op. 1, no. 3 – 1st mov.
Trio Royale – Kodaly Serenade Op. 12 – 1st and 2nd mov.
Fantasia Quartet – Schumann Piano Quartet, 4th mov.

►   SNACKS:  April 10th snacks will be provided by Lexi Krakowski for the instrumentalists and Gina Johnson for the singers.  The next week, on April 17th the building will be closed for Easter Monday.

March 30th, 2017

Collegium April 3 Schedule and Announcements

Collegium Schedule April 3 2017 – Instrumental

2016-17 Senior Collegium Schedule Mar-May

2017 Splash young soloist application

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Welcome back!  We hope you had a great break.

►   The Senior Collegium Instrumental schedule from now until the end of term has been revised.
Please see link above or online here

►    Tomorrow: Concert:  Ya Ping (Jasmine) Huang,  Grad Recital  Wood Hall 2:30pm

►    2017 Symphony Splash Young Soloists – Deadline April 14 – application linked above.

►    Monday April 3 Master Classes with the Emily Carr String Quartet
       5-6:30  Wood Hall & Alix Goolden Hall
Audience Welcome – No Charge
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Adelfie Quartet – Haydn Quartet Op. 64, no. 2
Crimson Quartet – Bacewicz Quartet for 4 violins
Viello Quartet – Schumann Quintet 2nd mov.
Wood Hall
Tre Strumenti Trio – Brahms Horn Trio, 1st mov.
Artemis Trio – Taneyev Trio Op. 21
Filozófia Trio – Kodaly Serenade – 3rd mov.

►   Master Classes with Andrew Dawes  April 9 and 10
Audience Welcome – No Charge
Sunday Apr. 9
1:00-3:00pm    Room 203
Danielle Tsao
Clara Sui
Jasmine Yu
Rebecca Reader-Lee
3:00-5:00pm   Room 302
Susanna Heystek
Tovin Allers
Kate Moran
Emma Reader-Lee

Monday Apr. 10        5:00-6:30pm   Wood Hall
Trio DiCaprio – Beethoven Op. 1, no. 3 – 1st mov.
Trio Royale – Kodaly Serenade Op. 12 – 1st and 2nd mov.
Fantasia Quartet – Schumann Piano Quartet, 4th mov.

►   SNACKS:  After spring break, on April 3rd snacks will be provided by Charlie Dutton for the instrumentalists and Chloe LeRoy for the singers.  The next week, on April 10th it will be Lexi Krakowski and Gina Johnson.

March 24th, 2017

Collegium March 27 Schedule & Announcements

Senior Collegium Schedule Mar-May 2017

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   The Senior Collegium Instrumental schedule from now until the end of term has been revised.  Please see attached above or on the Collegium web-site under ‘events’.

►   Next Collegium coaching day:  April 3rd.

►   Note:  Orchestra breaks for one week only.   March 27 = break.

►    Private Lessons During Spring Break – Don’t make any assumptions!
Check with your teacher to see exactly when you will be having lessons or break time in the next two weeks.

►    April 3 Master Classes with the Emily Carr String Quartet
5-6:30  Wood Hall & Alix Goolden Hall
Audience Welcome – No Charge
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Adelfie Quartet – Haydn Quartet Op. 64, no. 2
Trio DiCaprio – Beethoven Op. 1, no. 3 – 1st mov.
Viello Quartet – Schumann Quintet 2nd mov.
Wood Hall
Tre Strumenti Trio – Brahms Horn Trio, 1st mov.
Artemis Trio – Taneyev Trio Op. 21
Filozófia Trio – Kodaly Serenade – 3rd mov.

►   Master Classes with Andrew Dawes  April 9 and 10
Sunday Apr. 9
1:00-3:00pm    Room 203
Danielle Tsao
Clara Sui
Jasmine Yu
Rebecca Reader-Lee
3:00-5:00pm   Room 302
Susanna Heystek
Tovin Allers
Kate Moran
Emma Reader-Lee
Monday Apr. 10        5:00-6:30pm   Wood Hall
Crimson Quartet – Bacewicz Quartet for 4 violins
Trio Royale – Kodaly Serenade Op. 12 – 1st and 2nd mov.
Fantasia Quartet – Schumann Piano Quartet, 4th mov.

►   SNACKS:  After spring break, on April 3rd snacks will be provided by Charlie Dutton for the instrumentalists and Chloe LeRoy for the singers.

March 20th, 2017

Collegium March 20 Schedule & Announcements

2017 Splash Young Soloist Application

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Next Collegium coaching day:  April 3rd.

►   NOTE:  ORCHESTRA BREAKS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY.  March 20 = rehearsal; March 27 = break.

►    PRIVATE LESSONS DURING SPRING BREAK – Don’t make any assumptions!
Check with your teacher to see exactly when you will be having lessons or break time in the next two weeks.

►    CONCERT:  Ya Ping (Jasmine) Huang’s graduation recital
Friday March 31st, 2:30 pm  Wood Hall
Performing Works by:
Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev
Come out and support your fellow Collegium member in her important recital.  More Collegium grad recitals to follow in April & May.

►   CONCERT:  Mozart with the EMILY CARR STRING QUARTET and AK Coope, clarinet
What: ”INTIMATE LETTERS”
When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:30 pm
Where: St. Mary of the Incarnation, 4125 Metchosin Road, Metchosin BC
2nd performance:
When: Monday , March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Where: St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria BC
Tix:  $25 Available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Royal and McPherson box offices, at Eventbrite.ca and at the door.
250 386 6121 or 1 888 717 6121 or online @ www.rmts.bc.ca      Students free at the door.

►  2017 Symphony Splash – Deadline April 14 Young Soloist Application attached to this email.

►   SNACKS:  Big thanks to Jessica Carter and to Abby Overman.   After spring break, on April 3rd it will be Charlie Dutton for the instrumentalists and Chloe LeRoy for the singers.

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March 10th, 2017

Collegium March 13 Schedule and Announcements

Schedule Monday March 13th, 2017

Collegium March 13, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Spring Break 2017:  Collegium breaks for two Mondays:  March 20 and March 27.  Mark your calendars!  If you will be away any Mondays other than those two, please notify Micki, your coach and ensemble members as early as possible.

►   NOTE:  ORCHESTRA BREAKS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY.  March 20 = rehearsal; March 27 = break.

Monday March 13 Master Class
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CONCERT:  Sunday, March 12th,   2:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Sidney Classical Orchestra invites you to attend its annual celebration of the excellence of young Victoria-area soloists, composers and conductors in concert on Sunday March 12 at St Elizabeth’s Church 10030 Third St. in Sidney BC. Peter Berlin (Music in Victoria said in 2012: “Nothing is more refreshing than attending a concert of young musicians. I can think of several reasons for this: their work ethic, their obvious talent, the total absence of artistic arrogance and swagger, the excitement equally shared between the performers and their parents, and the entire audience’s genuine wish for them to succeed.”  Collegium members and alumni soloing include: Emma Reader-Lee – violin; Danielle Tsao – viola; Rebecca Reader-Lee – violin; Leslie Opatril – composition; Lexie Krakowski – cello; Esther-Ruth Teel – conducting; Jono Devey – piano; Bonnie Lu – piano
$25 per concert for adults, $12.50 per concert for students over 19, (those 19 or under are free at the door)

►   SNACKS:  Big thanks to Danielle Tsao and Anne van der Sloot and families for the snacks on March 6th.
The snacks on Monday March 13th will be provided for the 36 instrumentalists by Jessica Carter and to the 15 singers by Abby Overman.   After spring break, on April 3rd it will be Charlie Dutton and Chloe LeRoy.

March 2nd, 2017

Collegium March 6 Schedules and Announcements

Collegium Schedule and Announcements – March 6th, 2017

Collegium Schedule March 6, 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►   Spring Break 2017:  Collegium breaks for two Mondays:  March 20 and March 27.  Mark your calendars!  If you will be away any Mondays other than those two, please notify Micki, your coach and ensemble members as early as possible.

►   NOTE:  ORCHESTRA BREAKS FOR ONE WEEK ONLY.  March 20 = rehearsal; March 27 = break.
►   Congrats to all for playing so beautifully for Spark to Flame 2017, and to getting out such a good audience.  Jessica Carter won the prize for selling 100 tickets – amazing!

►   2017 Piano Honours Concert: Sunday March 5   2:00PM  Alix Goolden Hall
Hosted by Linda Low Admission by Donation
Presented by the Keyboard Department of the Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music, this year’s Piano Honours Concert features over 25 talented piano students, performing a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from 17th-century sonatinas and dances to 21st-century jazz-style character pieces, and culminating with distinguished VCM postsecondary student Ya-Ping (Jasmine) Huang, who will play the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto accompanied by her teacher, Faculty member May-Ling Kwok.  Other Collegium members playing include Felina Yang, Bonnie Lu, Jasmin Yu, Jono Devey and Charlie Dutton.

►   Collegium Performance Classes  Mar. 6 , 2017
Room 303  Host: Michael van der Sloot
Elfi
Janelle Tiessen                         Lalo cello Concerto
Maki Yamagata                       Bartok Concerto – 3rd mov.
Lexie Krakowski                     Haydn CM Concerto – 1st mov.
Sophie van der Sloot               Prokofiev Sonata in CM – 3rd mov.
Suzanna Heystek                    Wieniawski Concerto in dm – 1st mov.
Rebecca Reader-Lee               Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantella
Tovin Allers                            Tchaik Concerto – 2nd mov.
Emma Reader-Lee/Danielle Tsao Mozart Sinfonia Concertante – 1st mov.

Wood Hall  Host: Micki Stirling
Braden
Kaira Fukui                             Prokofiev Sonata – 1st mov.
Clara Sui                                 Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen
Amy Zhang                             Beethoven Spring Sonata – 1st mov.
Seth McMillan                        Walton Viola Concerto – 2nd mov.
No Accompanist
Viello Quartet                         Schumann Piano Quintet – 2nd mov.
Leo Maekawa                         Bach Partita No. 2 – Gigue
Jessica Carter                          Bach Partita No. 3 – Preludio
Charlie Dutton                        Bach Prelude and Fugue in B Flat Major

►  CONCERT:  Sunday, March 12th,   2:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Sidney Classical Orchestra invites you to attend its annual celebration of the excellence of young Victoria-area soloists, composers and conductors in concert on Sunday March 12 at St Elizabeth’s Church 10030 Third St. in Sidney BC. Peter Berlin (Music in Victoria said in 2012: “Nothing is more refreshing than attending a concert of young musicians. I can think of several reasons for this: their work ethic, their obvious talent, the total absence of artistic arrogance and swagger, the excitement equally shared between the performers and their parents, and the entire audience’s genuine wish for them to succeed.”  Collegium members and alumni soloing include: Emma Reader-Lee – violin; Danielle Tsao – viola; Rebecca Reader-Lee – violin; Leslie Opatril – composition; Lexie Krakowski – cello; Esther-Ruth Teel – conducting; Jono Devey – piano; Bonnie Lu – piano
$25 per concert for adults, $12.50 per concert for students over 19, (those 19 or under are free at the door)

ONE PAIR FREE ADULT TICKETS!  For the SCO Young Artists Concert described above.  Email Micki to collect.  First response takes them.

►  CONCERT:
What: ”INTIMATE LETTERS”
Who: EMILY CARR STRING QUARTET and guest AK Coope, clarinet
When: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:30 pm
Where: St. Mary of the Incarnation, 4125 Metchosin Road, Metchosin BC
2nd performance:
When: Monday , March 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Where: St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria BC
Tix:  $25 Available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Royal and McPherson box offices, at Eventbrite.ca and at the door.
250 386 6121 or 1 888 717 6121 or online@ www.rmts.bc.ca      Students free at the door.

►   SNACKS:  Big thanks to Janelle Tiessen and Jennifer Turner for the snacks on Feb 20th.
The snacks on Monday March 6th will be provided for the 36 instrumentalists by Danielle Tsao and to the 15 singers by Anne van der Sloot.   On March 13th  it will be Jessica Carter and Abby Overman.

February 15th, 2017

Collegium February 20 Schedule & Announcements

Schedule Monday February 20th, 2017

Collegium Schedule February 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►  We do not have the resources to track all our alumni, but it is always great when they bring themselves to our attention.
It was a delight to watch Voice Collegium alumna Rebecca Genge fill the Royal Theatre with her lovely voice as Papagena, in the current POV production of the Magic Flute.

►    We are proud that of the list of students recently selected to play in the Young Artists Concert of the Sidney Classical Orchestra eight of the ten are Collegium members or alumni.  The winners are: Emma Reader-Lee – violin, Danielle Tsao – viola, Rebecca Reader-Lee – violin, Leslie Opatril – composition (alumna), Lexie Krakowski – cello, Esther-Ruth Teel – conducting (alumna), Jono Devey – piano, Felipe Jiang – piano, Karen Chan – piano, Bonnie Lu – piano.  Congratulations to them and their teachers!

►   GREATER VICTORIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA OPEN REHEARSAL
February 18, 2017     Saturday  9:15 – 10:45 am     No Charge
Pacific Opera Victoria’s Baumann Centre  925 Balmoral Road
Curious about orchestral music?  Ever wondered how a conductor communicates with the musicians? Interested to hear how separate threads of music weave together to form great sound?
The GVYO welcomes students, musicians, and friends to an Open Rehearsal on Saturday, February 18, when Music Director Yariv Aloni leads the orchestra through the intricacies of orchestral music!
Spend an hour in the midst of the music, then meet the players over refreshments at break time.
In preparation for the February 26 concert at University Centre, the orchestra will be rehearsing:

STRAUSS     The Gypsy Baron Overture
ADASKIN     Saskatchewan Legend
BRAHMS       Symphony No. 4

►   SNACKS:  The snacks on Monday February 20th will be provided for the 36 instrumentalists by Nelly Tian and to the 15 singers by Louis Dillon.   On February 27 it will be Janelle Tiessen and Jennifer Turner.

Schedule Monday February 20th, 2017 ►  attached and visible on our web-site at:

►  And on the Collegium bulletin board (come admire your photos!) at the top of the eastern spiral staircase and on the Voice Department Bulletin board.

February 2nd, 2017

Collegium February 6th Schedule and Announcements

Schedule Monday February 6th, 2017

Collegium Schedule February 2017 – Instrumental

Announcements   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

►  Upcoming Special weekend classes – mark your calendars now!
·         TARAS GABORA see http://www.casalmaggiorefestival.com/taras-gabora/ Sunday February 5th 1:00-5:00
o   Play order on Collegium webpage/events
·         ANDREW DAWES see http://music.ubc.ca/person/andrew-dawes/  Sunday April 9 1-5:00 plus Monday April 10

►  Monday Feb 6th  Bach Master Class – thanks to the 7 players who came forward – it will be a great session of music, critique and discussion.  Y’all come!

►   SNACKS:
Our thanks to the Gastons and to Julia Hensley.  The snacks on Monday February 6th  will be provided for the 36 instrumentalists by Sophie Schmidtke and to the 15 singers by Chloe Leroy.  Next week, February 13th is the BC Family Day Holiday.  The Conservatory will be closed – enjoy the day with your family – however you define them, whether they be by birth, adopted, or chosen!