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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New Chief Development Officer at the VCM

Barbara Sutton, Chief Development Officer, Fundraising, Donor Relations
August 20th, 2019 | VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of Barbara Sutton as our new Chief Development Officer effective August 6, 2019. Barbara is a proven, passionate senior fundraising and development professional with impressive and extensive experience spanning over 20 years. Barbara is joining the VCM from St. Margaret’s School in Victoria where […]

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ChoirKids: Helping Kids Thrive Through Song

November 9th, 2018 | Children's Music, For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers

Music empowers children by unlocking their creative potential. It allows them to explore their emotions and creative ideas to help them push past their limitations and barriers. An approach that is often not possible through other forms of instruction or intervention. The Victoria Conservatory of Music is doing just that – helping kids in local […]

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Honouring Eric Charman’s Generosity with a VCM Bursary Fund

July 17th, 2018 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

The incredible philanthropic work of Eric Charman has been recognized by the creation of a Bursary fund in his name at the VCM. CEO Jane Butler McGregor says the fund is a perfect way to honour “the undisputed chief rallying force for the arts in Victoria for the past 60 years.” A total of $350,000 […]

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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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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!

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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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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