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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Louis Sherman Concerto Competition Winners

Louis Sherman
April 22nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published April 22, 2021 Congratulations to the VCM Collegium student winners of the Louis Sherman Concerto Competition! 1st Prize Samantha Yee,  Mozart concerto A Major (Collegium 2014-2019) 2nd Prize Layla Park, Glazunov concerto 3rd Prize Nicole Teachman, Lalo concerto   What is the is Louis Sherman Concerto Competition? Each year, the Victoria Chamber Orchestra sponsors a concerto […]

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Camilo Aybar: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Camilo Aybar
March 4th, 2021 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Camilo Aybar! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase! Camilo Aybar began studying clarinet at the VCM 3 years ago under Dr. Jack Edwards’ instruction, after picking up the instrument in middle school band because of the encouragement from the band director, Jennifer Kelly. Today, he dedicates […]

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Charlie Dutton: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Charlie Dutton
March 2nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Charlie Dutton! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Charlie Dutton is a first year postsecondary student studying music performance at Camosun College. He began studying piano in Edmonton at age 7, then moved to Victoria in 2013 and began studying piano with Roger Buksa at the Victoria […]

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2021 Spark to Flame Student Announcement

December 17th, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

We’re excited to share the 2021 Spark to Flame student performers have been announced! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to be featured on this year’s online event! • Camilo Aybar (clarinet) • Galen Boulanger (voice) • Alex Chen (voice) • Charlie Dutton (piano) • Lexie Krakowski (cello) This year’s Spark to […]

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Music Therapy Summer Camp 2020 – A Success!

October 21st, 2020 | For the Love of Music, VCM News

Posted October 21, 2020 Music Therapy Summer Camp was held in all three VCM locations (downtown Victoria, Westhills Langford, and at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music) between July 27 and August 14. The response has been overwhelmingly positive! Here are a few testimonials: The music therapy Summer program is amazing! After doing it last year […]

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