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 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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Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2021 End of Term Recital

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
June 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted June 8, 2021 This years’ Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2021 End of Term Recital was recorded live, without an audience, from Alix Goolden Performance Hall.  Experience this vibrantly joyful, song-filled end of term concert led under the direction of Louise Rose. Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Spring 2021 from Victoria Conservatory of Music on Vimeo.        

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VCM Alum: Patricia Au

Patricia Au
June 2nd, 2021 | Uncategorized

Posted June 2, 2021 Born in Victoria, Patricia Au arrived at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 1987 aged five. She was off to a flying start! Her talent shone through starting with weekly piano lessons with Kristine Beny and weekly sight reading lessons with Robert Holliston. At age 10 Patricia began studying with VCM […]

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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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