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

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

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

We stand united against racism and discrimination

At the Victoria Conservatory of Music, we believe that music is a universal language that has the healing power to bring people of the world together in hope, love, equality, compassion and mutual respect.

As a music school for the whole community, we remain committed to providing an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming learning environment. We stand in solidarity against racism and intolerance and embrace the shared responsibility to create a safe space free of any form of discrimination.

We are dedicated in listening, learning, and making change to ensure a safe, inclusive learning and work environment for all. We strive to build a musical community where everyone belongs regardless of their gender, age, sex, race, class, religion, ethnicity, ability, language, sexual orientation, or gender. All are welcome.

VCM Anti-Harassment Policy

The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is committed to providing a respectful learning environment for employees, staff, students, faculty, volunteers, contractors, and visitors. We recognize the shared responsibility to create a space that is free of harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, and violence.

The VCM Anti-Harassment Policy was revised October, 2019.

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 two our community through two beautiful locations:

900 Johnson Street | Victoria, BC V8V 3N4


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.