2021 New Faculty at the VCM

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September 9th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM News

Published September 9, 2021 We’re excited to welcome new Faculty joining the VCM team in the 2021/22 school year!   Conservatory School of Classical Music Dr. Alexander Richards – Discipline: Saxophone Dr. Alexander Richards is an active pedagogue and performing artist, having appeared in concert in Canada, the United States and Europe. As a concert saxophonist, […]

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2021 FCMF Grand Award Winner

2021 FCMF Grand Award Winner
August 16th, 2021 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted August 16, 2021 CONGRATULATIONS to VCM Alumni, Lexie Krakowski​ on winning the Grand Prize at the FCMF National Music Festival!! She receives the Grand Award Prize – a $5,000 cash award from the NRS Foundation through the Victoria Foundation and a performance with Symphony New Brunswick in an upcoming season. Lexie is in the […]

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2021 FCMF National Music Festival First Place Winners Announced

FCMF National Music Festival First Place Winners Lexie Krakowski
August 12th, 2021 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted August 12, 2021   This week the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals is holding their annual National Music Festival virtually. On Tuesday, August 10th, their adjudicators announced the First Place winners during a Zoom session. We’re so proud to share that VCM Alum, Lexie Krakowski is the First Place winner in the Strings category! […]

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2021 Student Awards

July 27th, 2021 | Uncategorized

Posted July 27, 2021   Although we were not able to host an in-person Awards Day event this year, we were able to award 78 students with $85,525 in awards, prizes, scholarships, and bursaries. For 45 years, the VCM has awarded recipients through donations generously received from VCM supporters, donors, businesses, community organizations, and long-time […]

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Johnathan Devey awarded top prize in National Piano Competition

Johnathan Devey
July 23rd, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted Friday, July 23, 2021   Congratulations! VCM student Johnathan Devey was awarded 1st prize in the 2021 National Piano Competition hosted by the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association.   He was also awarded the Willard Schutlz Most Promising Performing Artist Award, which carries a $1,500 prize.   An aspiring concert pianist, Johnathan just […]

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2021 FCMF Local Qualifying Winners Announced

FCMF Local Stream Qualifying Round
June 28th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted June 28, 2021   Congratulations to the National Music Festival Local Qualifying Round competitors!   Winners of the local stream qualifying round of the Federation of Community Music Festivals (FCMF)  National Competition include 4 Victoria Conservatory of Music students:   Emerging Artist Stream (Advanced Level, 30 years and under) Boyana Makedonska (Piano)- student of […]

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Daniel Brandes – New Artistic Director for the School of Music Technology and Creativity

Daniel Brandes
June 17th, 2021 | Gallery, Uncategorized, VCM News

Posted June 17, 2021   Please join us in welcoming Daniel Brandes as the new Artistic Director for the School of Music Technology and Creativity!   Daniel Brandes as a member of VCM Faculty since 2016, currently teaching the Theory Fundamentals and The Creative Impulse courses for the Dept of Postsecondary Studies, and also managing […]

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“Challenges” – A New Composition by Ari Kinarthy

Ari Kinarthy
June 15th, 2021 | Gallery, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted June 15, 2021   The Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is proud to share “Challenges”, a new composition by Ari Kinarthy. Filmed in Alix Goolden Performance Hall, this original piece is performed by Ari and members of VCM Faculty, including Music Therapist Allan Slade. Ari performs this original piece by using the Soundbeam, an […]

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