Notices

December 8th, 2017

Collegium December 11 Schedule & Announcements

December 2017 Party & Schedule!

Concerts! 

Congrats to all of you who performed so well last Sunday!

Only one remaining concert – All audience welcome (bring your friends & family!)  – entry by donation

Doors open ½ hour before concert time. 

Receptions following – all participants are asked to bring one plate of finger food to share.

Sunday December 10th 2:00pm Wood Hall 8-9 Senior Collegium Chamber Groups & Chamber Comp prize announcements

Pizza contributions:  For all those who can afford to contribute, the Collegium would very much appreciate $5 per person for the pizza on Monday December 11. You can pay it into the front desk, tell them it is for Collegium pizza.  As we know there are some students for whom this isn’t possible, anyone who can contribute extra, it will be much appreciated!

Monday December 11thAll singers and instrumentalists!

5:00-6:30  Party!!!  Pizza and White-elephant gift exchange game – start looking now for a second-hand or small gift (valued under $5) to give away in our game.  The best white elephant gifts are something that you already own that you would like to give away (that piece of clothing that looks awful on you, that CD of the band you can’t stand, the one-to-many musical knick-knacks that people are always giving you, etc!)  Go wild!  Wrap it up!!  Even if only in a bag with a bow, or newspaper with a tie.

Next Collegium programming, Monday January 8th!  Have a great holiday break.

SNACKS: Thanks to Sheyda Shams and Jasmine Yu and Lucy Zhang and families who provided the snacks last week.

Next week on Sheyda Shams and Jasmine Yu and Lucy Zhang and families

 

November 24th, 2017

Collegium November 27 Schedule & Announcements

Schedule Monday November 27, 2017

Announcements as of November 23, 2017

►  Concerts!  These three concerts all audience welcome (bring your friends & family!)  – entry by donation

Doors open ½ hour before concert time.

Receptions following – all participants are asked to bring one plate of finger food to share.

  • Monday November 27th 7:00pm Alix Goolden Hall:  Voice Collegium & 2 Senior Collegium Chamber Groups – fabulous mixed program    Polaris & Celliano
  • Sunday December 3rd 2:00pm Alix Goolden Hall Junior Collegium & all VCM Orchestras & Jr Co Chamber Comp prize announcements
  • Sunday December 10th 2:00pm Wood Hall 8-9 Senior Collegium Chamber Groups & Chamber Comp prize announcements

► Our condolences to Amber Dayton and Jasmine Yu, who have both sustained injuries which have temporarily put them out of action. We wish them each a very speedy recovery. Our thanks to Karen Chan and Kaira Fukui,  who are filling in to make it so the rest of their ensemble can play in the concerts.

►  There will be two performance classes on Monday November 27th.  ACTION:  If you would like to play, contact your accompanist and David Visentin NOW.

► December Collegium:

  • Monday December 4th:  4:00-5:00 Our last weekly coaching sessions.

5:00-6:30 3 Performance Classes shared voice/instrumental

  • Monday December 11thAll singers and instrumentalists!

          4:00-5:00 Sight-reading/singing together Watch this spot for announcement of exciting surprise repertoire!

5:00-6:30  Party!!!  Pizza and White-elephant gift exchange game – start looking now for a second-hand or small gift (valued under $5) to give away in our game.  The best white elephant gifts are something that you already own that you would like to give away (that piece of clothing that looks awful on you, that CD of the band you can’t stand, the one-too-many musical knick-knacks that people are always giving you, etc!)  Go wild!  Wrap it up!!  Even if only in a bag with a bow, or newspaper with a tie.

  • Next Collegium programming, Monday January 8th! Have a great holiday break.

►   SNACKS: Thanks to Louis Dillon, Danielle Tsao and Samantha Yee who provided the snacks last week.

Snacks on Monday November 27th will be provided by Julia Hensley for voice and the van der Sloots for the instrumentalists.

The next week on December 4th snacks will be provided by Sheyda Shams and Jasmine Yu and Lucy Zhang.

 

 

 

November 23rd, 2017

Junior Collegium in December

Hello Junior Collegium Community:

This is a reminder about Collegium scheduling in December.

There is no Piano Plus or Chamber Coaching in December.  The last day for these sessions is Wednesday November 29 (next week!).

Thus, there are no snacks after orchestra in December.

Orchestra carries on until December 20th.

The final concert and results of the Chamber Competition are Sunday December 3rd at 2:00pm in Alix Goolden Hall.

All 5 groups will play as well as the orchestra. 

All families are asked to supply one plate of finger food for the reception following.

I have attached the master schedule again for your convenience, as per below:

Junior Collegium Fall 2017 Schedule

November 17th, 2017

Collegium November 20 Schedule & Announcements

November 20 Schedule

Announcements as of November 16, 2017

►  Concerts!  These three concerts All audience welcome (bring your friends & family!)  – entry by donation

Doors open ½ hour before concert time. 

Receptions following – all participants are asked to bring one plate of finger food to share.

  • Monday November 27th 7:00pm Alix Goolden Hall:  Voice Collegium & 3 or 4 Senior Collegium Chamber Groups – fabulous mixed program
  • Sunday December 3rd 2:00pm Alix Goolden Hall Junior Collegium & all VCM Orchestras & Jr Co Chamber Comp prize announcements
  • Sunday December 10th 2:00pm Wood Hall 8-9 Senior Collegium Chamber Groups & Chamber Comp prize announcements

►  There will be two performance classes on Monday November 27th.  ACTION:  If you would like to play, contact your accompanist and David Visentin NOW.

► Concert: Emily Carr String Quartet with Robert Holliston

What: MUSIC:InsideOut  Smetana

When: Dec. 9 SAT 10:30 AM Tea/Coffee 11:00 Concert

Where: Pacific Fleet Club 1587 Lyall Street Free parking

Tix: $25 Ivy’s Book shop, Royal McPherson box office, eventbrite.com and at the door

FREE for students at the door.

►   SNACKS: Snacks on Monday November 20th will be provided by Louis Dillon, Danielle Tsao and Samantha Yee.

The next week on November 27 snacks will be provided by Julia Hensley and the van der Sloots.

 

November 3rd, 2017

Collegium November 2 Schedule & Announcements

November 6 Schedule

Announcements as of November 2, 2017

►  Canada Music Week  2017

Sunday Nov 26, 1:00 – 4:30PM, Wood Hall Students & Faculty perform Cdn Works

  • If you want to play some Canadian music in this concert, talk to/email your teacher now! Deadline extended to Friday Nov 3 only.

►  The VCM Chamber Competition on November 7th has two events:

  • Juniors 5:00 with Jurors Dolores Vann and Dr. Rosabel Choi;
  • Intermediate & Seniors  7:00 with Jurors David Gilham and Arthur Rowe.

Both are open to the public. No admission charge.

►  Monday – last chance to hone your performance before the Chamber Competition:

·  Master Class for Streich Quartet, Nachtmusik Trio and Strano Armonia with Gerald Stanick  Room 203

·  Performance class for all other groups – show up ready to play, Sign up when you get there – Wood Hall

Audience welcome for both classes.  All snacks in Wood Hall.

►  One more volunteer wanted!  We need help with the Chamber Competition on Tuesday November 7th.

Please contact Micki if you are willing to help usher or help backstage with performers.  Thanks!

►  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.

►  Singers:  Please note that no matter which master class you are attending your SNACKS will be in Room 303.

►  Spark to Flame – don’t miss out on this great opportunity to either solo with orchestra (contact Rosabel Choi now to apply) or be part of the orchestra under a great guest conductor (contact David Visentin now).

►   FACEBOOK:  We are still 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 Tarane Zidehi and Annabelle Tian and families for snacks last week.

Snacks on Monday November 6th will be provided by Rhyan Caven, Josie Thompson and Clara Sui and families.  The next week, November 13 VCM will be closed for Remembrance Day and there will be no Collegium.

 

 

October 27th, 2017

Collegium October 30th Schedule & Announcements

2017 October 30 Schedule

►  Instrumental Group names!  Deadline October 30th.

►  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.

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

your SNACKS will be in Room 302.

►  MASTER CLASSES!  Thanks to the generosity of the visiting National Arts Center Orchestra musicians, there are five (5) instrumental master classes this Monday.  In addition to the classes listed on the schedule, there will be a trumpet class in the Metro.

Strings classes begin at 5:00 as normal; flute and trumpet classes start at 4:30.

►  Parent  volunteers wanted!  We will need help with the Chamber Competition on Tuesday November 7th.

Please contact Micki if you are willing to help usher or help backstage with performers.  Thanks!

►  Concerts: SOOKE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

This weekend!

Cello Concerto, Op. 85 in E minor – Elgar

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

Saturday, October 28th 7:30 Sooke Community Hall

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

Youth under 16 FREE

►        CANADA MUSIC WEEK November 20-26

VCM schedules a series of concerts and activities to celebrate Canadian composers and music. If you would like to play in one of these events, please talk to your teacher or to Micki.  Entry deadline is Monday October 30th!

  • Tuesday Nov 21, 7:30 Wood Hall:   Screening World New Music Days ISCM
  • Wednesday Nov 22, 7:00PM, Rm 303: VCM Winds-Brass Workshop
  • Thursday Nov 23, 8:00 Wood Hall  Canadian Fiddle Jam – all welcome
  • Friday Nov 24, 7:30PM, Wood Hall, VCM Faculty Performance (Canadian Music)
  • Sunday Nov 26, 1:00 – 4:30PM, Wood Hall Students & Faculty perform Cdn Works

All events  –  Admission by Donation

  • Faculty interested in performing on Friday November 24th please contact Cathy Lewis:  cathyfernlewis@gmail.com
  • Teachers interested in entering their students in the Sunday November 26 concert, fill in the call to entry form: deadline Oct 30th.

► 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 still 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.

►  Sidney Classical Orchestra Concert No. 1.  Music with a Twist

2:30 pm, Sunday, November 12, 2017

F.J. Haydn – Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor, The Farewell, Hob. 1:45

F.J. Haydn, Symphony No. 22 in E flat major, The Philosopher, Hob. 1:22

  1. Mozart – Toy Symphony

Stephen Brown – Fancy on a She’s Like a Swallow – premiere

St Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC

Info: tel. 250.480.1133    sidneyclassicalorchestra.ca

Ages 19 & under FREE at the door

►   SNACKS:  thanks to Liam McDonald-Horak, Matthew McLean and Chloe LeRoy for snacks last week.

Snacks on Monday October 30th will be provided by Tarane Zidehi, Max Sander-Segriff and Annabelle Tian and families.  The next week, on November 6th it will be Rhyan Caven, Josie Thompson and Clara Sui.

►  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

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.