VCM Alum: Michael Wilford new single ‘Scotch’ out now

VCM Alum Michael Wilford's new single Scotch is out now!
March 9th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published March 9 , 2021   VCM/ Camosun College Postsecondary Performance Diploma Alum, Michael Wilford has released his new single ‘Scotch’ available for digital download and streaming. It is his debut single as a songwriter and is co-written with VCM Alum Joshua Litton (Performance Diploma, 2018) and Colleen Eccleston (Postsecondary Instructional Faculty).   The single […]

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Camilo Aybar: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Camilo Aybar
March 4th, 2021 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Camilo Aybar! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase! Camilo Aybar began studying clarinet at the VCM 3 years ago under Dr. Jack Edwards’ instruction, after picking up the instrument in middle school band because of the encouragement from the band director, Jennifer Kelly. Today, he dedicates […]

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Charlie Dutton: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Charlie Dutton
March 2nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Charlie Dutton! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Charlie Dutton is a first year postsecondary student studying music performance at Camosun College. He began studying piano in Edmonton at age 7, then moved to Victoria in 2013 and began studying piano with Roger Buksa at the Victoria […]

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Lexie Krakowski: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Lexie Krakowski
February 25th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Lexie Krakowski! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Lexie Jana Krakowski has been a student at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for eleven years. Studying the cello, she is currently a student of Brian Yoon, having previously worked with Paula Kiffner and Karen Whyte. Lexie […]

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Galen Boulanger: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase
February 23rd, 2021 | VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Galen Boulanger! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Having recently completed a double degree in classical voice performance and honours biology at the University of Ottawa, Galen Boulanger is a baritone who is currently studying with Nancy Argenta at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Originally from […]

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Alex Chen: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Spark to Flame
February 18th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 18, 2021 Meet Alex Chen! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Alex Chen is a singer, collaborative pianist, and vocal coach whose curiosity brings fresh perspectives on a diverse body of musical works. He is currently studying voice with Nancy Argenta at the Victoria […]

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VCM Alum: Robert Tweten

Robert Tweten, VCM Alumni
February 11th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 11, 2021 Conductor Robert Tweten has been described as leading with “verve and precision,” as well as having “flawless” pacing and “musicality and near-symbiotic accord with singers which always impresses.” A recognized operatic conductor, Robert has conducted extensively throughout North America and Europe. He currently holds the positions of Head of Music Staff […]

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VCM Alum: Jamie Laval

VCM Alumni, Jamie Laval
February 4th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 4, 2021 Classical Beginning to Celtic Career   Celtic music fans around the world know Jamie Laval from his prestigious career in Celtic music, but Jamie was not always a fiddler. He trained as a classical violinist beginning in 1978, studying under the distinguished teacher Sydney Humphreys, who occupied a second floor corner […]

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2021 Spark to Flame Student Announcement

2021 Spark to Flame Student Announcement
December 17th, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

We’re excited to share the 2021 Spark to Flame student performers have been announced! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to be featured on this year’s online event! • Camilo Aybar (clarinet) • Galen Boulanger (voice) • Alex Chen (voice) • Charlie Dutton (piano) • Lexie Krakowski (cello) This year’s Spark to […]

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Student Spotlight on Camilo

Student Spotlight on Camilo
November 18th, 2020 | Gallery

Published November 18, 2020 Students come to study at the VCM for many different reasons – our reputation for excellence in teaching; a particular genre of music; the opportunities and networks that help further musical aspirations, or the sheer love of music in a welcoming music community. Our renowned Young Artist Collegium Program is for exceptional […]

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