About

THE VICTORIA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Vision:
“Music brings a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination…and life to everything.” – Attributed to Plato.

Mission:
We are a community that inspires, nurtures and enriches through excellence in music education, performance, and wellness.

Values:
Our Values are our “HOW”: the things we stand for, our culture, and our beliefs. Our Values define how we do things; they guide our decision-making. We strive to ensure that each decision we make reflects at least one of our Values.
– Excellence
– Inclusivity and Accessibility
– Stewardship and Accountability
– Leadership
– Innovation

VCM Strategic Plan 2020-2025


About the Victoria Conservatory of Music

A non-profit organization founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has earned an outstanding reputation of quality in education, performance, and music therapy. The VCM welcomes the whole community, with students of all ages and musical abilities exploring their creative talents through musical genres from the classical to contemporary and through the use of music technology.

Each year, over 4,500 students and music therapy clients engage in one or more of the VCM’s six main program areas:

  • Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music
  • Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music
  • School of Music Technology and Creativity
  • Department of Postsecondary Studies, including programs in partnership with Camosun College
  • Department of Early Childhood Music
  • Department of Music Therapy

Over 125 world-class faculty members teach disciplines including voice/vocals, keyboard/synth, strings/e-strings, percussion, brass, woodwinds, theory, writing and arranging, recording and production, Early Childhood Music, and more.

Since 2016, the VCM is very proud to be serving the Westshore Communities through its first satellite location in Westhills, Langford.  Now serving our community through two beautiful locations:

Downtown
900 Johnson Street | Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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Westhills
210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford
(In the new YM/YWCA Langford Aquatic Complex)

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a registered Canadian charity (#108172255RR0001)

Looking to connect? Please visit our VCM Contact Page.


Territory Acknowledgement

The Victoria Conservatory of Music wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Songhees, Esquimalt, W̱ SÁNEĆ and Beecher Bay Nations, on whose traditional territories we are privileged to work, create, and perform.