Eric and Shirley Charman Bursary for Young Musicians tops $1,000,000 and Continues to Grow

September 17th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Earlier today, Jane Butler McGregor, CEO of the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) announced that the Eric and Shirley Charman Young Musicians Bursary Fund has reached the $1,000,000 mark. The Bursary Fund was established to celebrate the 85th birthday of Victoria philanthropist Eric Charman and is held at the Victoria Foundation. Awarded to musicians 25 […]

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VCM Alum awarded John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize

The High Loves, VCM Alumni
September 11th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 […]

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Collegium Masterclass with Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi

September 9th, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News, Wood Recital Hall

A Masterclass gives students an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience top musicians. Music lovers from the public are invited to observe two special violin and chamber masterclasses for Collegium students with VCM Alum Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi on Monday, September 16th , 2019 at 5pm.   Nikki Chooi Canadian violinist […]

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VCM Open House! Free Concerts! Enter to win free music lessons!

Early Childhood Music, Kids, Child, Children, Group Class
August 22nd, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Join in the musical fun when we open the doors on Saturday, September 7 for our Open House! Family fun includes instrument petting zoos for visitors of all ages and free mini classes with the VCM’s Early Childhood Music department for young visitors from 0 to 6 years of age from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests are […]

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Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet wins Festival awards

July 16th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

Congratulations to Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet! Earlier this year, Victoria Summer Music Festival’s artistic director Arthur Rowe approached the Victoria Performing Arts Festival to offer a VSMF award, giving a cash prize and a performance opportunity to the winners of the festival’s Chamber Music category. We’re delighted to tell you that the winner of the […]

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Alumni Interviews – Jonathan Crow

March 11th, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is thrilled to welcome the world-renowned New Orford String Quartet back to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on Thursday, April 4th, 2019. Consisting of the concertmasters of the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, MSO principal cellist, and Detroit Symphony principal violist, the New Orford String Quartet has seen astonishing success […]

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For the Love of Chamber Music

January 7th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, Wood Recital Hall

Up until the 19th century, music was categorized by where it was performed; whether it was on stage, or in a church or in private quarters (i.e.: Chamber music).* Originating in Europe in the 17th century, Chamber music concerts include small ensembles of solo instruments performed in an intimate setting for music aficionados. Historically, the […]

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