Winning equation: Flowers + Music = Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour

May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers

For a 36th year, the Victoria Conservatory of Music promotes springtime in Victoria with beautiful gardens — and the perfect musical accompaniment. Pretty posies, blossom-scented  air, the joys of gardening and music performed by VCM students, faculty, and guests are again at the heart of the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s fundraising Musical Garden Tour on […]

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Fifth Joy of Life Festival exults fiddling, singing — and dancing to the music!

Fifth Joy of Life Festival exults fiddling, singing -- and dancing to the music!
May 2nd, 2018 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

May flowers arrive this year along with some extra special musical treats for a joyous spring, courtesy of the Joy of Life Festival brought to you by Daniel Lapp of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Now in year five, the two-concert, weekend-long festival May 4 and 5 features the music of Van Morrison, Neil Young, […]

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Composer Christine Donkin on Inspiration & Creative Process

Composer Christine Donkin on Inspiration & Creative Process
May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (ConcertoNet.com), “highly imaginative” (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.   Christine composes music […]

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Hilda King Theory Award Winner!

Hilda King Theory Award Winner!
February 22nd, 2018 | For the Love of Music, Gallery, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

HILDA KING THEORY AWARD CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING VCM THEORY STUDENT! The Victoria Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers has awarded the 2017 Hilda King Theory Award for Grade 9 Harmony to VCM Theory student Vicka Pluzhnikova for receiving the highest mark on her RCM Grade 9 Harmony examination. Vicka wrote the Grade 9 Harmony […]

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In the Footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach

In the Footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach
December 20th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers

Some musicians embrace the rigours of touring; others are rather more homebodies.  This isn’t to say the close-to-home musicians lack ambition or doubt their spheres of influence; they don’t indulge self-deprecation or remove themselves from the world. No, for the most part, if we are still talking about them, they were good, even exceptional as […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thank you!

Giving Tuesday: Thank you!
December 8th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Donors tripled their impact on Giving Tuesday – and WOW, what an impact! The tremendous response from our community for our Giving Tuesday campaign in support of Music Therapy yielded a remarkable $13,645!!! Adding in the matching dollars totals the amount raised to an astounding $23,645 to enhance the lives of infants, children, youth, adults and […]

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PARC Retirement Living Partners with VCM

PARC Retirement Living Partners with VCM
November 17th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

PARC Retirement Living Partners with VCM November 17, 2017 Victoria Conservatory of Music CEO, Jane Butler McGregor today announced an innovative new partnership with PARC Retirement Living.  The Victoria Conservatory of Music Centre for Music Wellness presented by PARC Retirement Living will offer music wellness classes for adults of all ages in our community, with […]

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Mozart to Bach and Back Again

Mozart to Bach and Back Again
November 17th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Mary Byrne is an active teacher, adjudicator, lecturer, recorded artist, and published author. Mary is internationally respected for her wide-ranging works in flute pedagogy, repertoire, and general musicology, and is the artistic leader for the upcoming European Tour featuring the works of the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. In April 2017 an expectant group of 21 folks […]

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Giving Tuesday: When Giving Gets Therapeutic

Giving Tuesday: When Giving Gets Therapeutic
November 6th, 2017 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, Gallery, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens annually on the Tuesday following the spending frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It also marks the launch of the giving season! In Canada, it’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that […]

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