Max Francis: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Max Francis Spark to Flame Student Showcase
March 7th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published March 7, 2022   Meet Max Francis! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Max Francis is a 10-year old homeschooled student who is equally at home playing fiddle tunes and classical repertoire. He has won numerous national and international fiddle contests and was recently featured in the Canadian Grand […]

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Alex Chernata: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Alex Chernata Spark to Flame Clarinet
February 17th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 17, 2022   Meet Alex Chernata! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase!   Alex Chernata was born in Cherepovets, Russia and migrated to Canada in 2005. His studies on the clarinet began shortly after.  Currently enrolled in the performance program at the University of Victoria, his […]

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Amy Chen: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Amy Chen Spark to Flame Piano
February 16th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 16, 2022 Meet Amy Chen! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Amy is 13 years old and has been studying piano with Ingrid Henderson at the Victoria Conservatory of Music since the age of 8. Amy has won numerous awards in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival including […]

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Eu-Rway Chew: Spark to Flame Student Feature

February 10th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Uncategorized, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 10, 2022   Meet Eu-Rway Chew! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Eu-Rway Chew is 15 years old and has been studying piano with his teacher Ingrid Henderson for 6 years at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  Eu-Rway enjoys performing regularly in the community including the […]

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2022 Louis Sherman Concerto Competition Finalists

Louis Sherman
February 3rd, 2022 | Uncategorized

Published February 3, 2022 The Louis Sherman Concerto Competition Finalists have been announced! The first round of the competition was held by submitted recordings and two entrants were selected as finalists to play on March 1st:  Elana Lin and Layla Park both Collegium members.  Congratulations to each of them! Due to Covid restrictions the March 1st concert will […]

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Sept 30 is Orange Shirt Day

September 29th, 2021 | Uncategorized

Published September 29, 2021   Thursday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. VCM faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt and to learn what this day means for residential school survivors and their families. Some ways to learn and participate in Orange Shirt day in Victoria are:     Purchase an […]

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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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