School of Music Technology and Creativity

“The creation and manipulation of sound

lies at the heart of all music making.”

The VCM’s new School of Music Technology and Creativity (SMTC) offers innovative programs that open the mind through creativity, building on a solid foundation of traditional approaches and methodologies that have inspired VCM students for over 50 years to look deeper into music, to discover how it all works, and to create their own.

Developing fine musicians requires training from multiple areas, and the SMTC is at the hub, offering classes and lessons in traditional music theory and history, as well as in ear training and musicianship, all to support and complement private lessons in any musical genre.

With new advances in music technology, the SMTC also offers classes and workshops that open the door to limitless creativity, including the award-winning animated software-based Children’s Music Journey for ages 4 – 8, and for youth and adults, workshops in digital film scoring, song writing and arranging, and courses on the use of virtual instruments, sequencing, and Digital Audio Workstation.  See also the VCM’s new Postsecondary Certificate in Music Technologies, offered entirely through online learning.

Led by a team of highly experienced faculty, including VCM’s Composer in Residence Stephen Brown, music theory program coordinator Crystal Wiksyk, and music technology specialist Dr. Jonathan Haek, learning to create and manipulate sound takes on a whole new meaning at the VCM.