We’re “open” and still teaching music!

March 20th, 2020 | Distance Learning, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted March 20, 2020   Although both Downtown and Westhills locations are closed to the public, we are “open” and still teaching music!   The Victoria Conservatory of Music faculty, staff, and administration are pleased to announce that continued instructional support is available to all of our students through online platforms!   The VCM is […]

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Meet Alana Hayes! Opera Studio’s Xerxes

Alana Hayes, Opera Studio Xerxes, 400
March 10th, 2020 | For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted March 10, 2020 Meet Alana Hayes! Opera Studio’s Xerxes!   Alana Hayes will perform the role of Xerxes in this years Opera Studio production! Handel’s great opera Xerxes (Serse) is a story of sibling and romantic rivalry in the court of Persia where King Xerxes and his brother vie for power and affection in […]

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Music Therapy Awareness Month Faculty Feature: Graylen Howard

Graylen Howard, Music Therapy
March 6th, 2020 | For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

Posted March 6, 2020 March is Music Therapy Awareness Month and we’re featuring our talented Faculty on our social channels. We’re excited to introduce Graylen Howard, our Music Therapist based in the satellite location in Nanaimo! We interviewed Graylen to learn more about what its like to be a Music Therapist.     What is […]

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VCM Alum Feature: Benjamin Butterfield

VCM Alum, Benjamin Butterfield, Robert Holliston
February 26th, 2020 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted February 26, 2020   Acclaimed tenor Benjamin Butterfield has enjoyed a near 30-year career in opera both in Canada and abroad, in a wide-ranging repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, encompassing opera, concert and recital. Since 2006, while continuing his singing career, Benjamin has been teaching voice to the next generation at the University of […]

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Spark to Flame Student Feature: Samuel Li

Spark to Flame, Samuel Li
February 10th, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Samuel Li! One of the remarkable student performers at the February 29, 2020 Spark to Flame concert!   Samuel Li is a grade 9 student at Mount Douglas Secondary School Challenge Program. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 5, and has been studying with Roger Buksa at VCM since 2017. He […]

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Spark to Flame Student Duet Feature: Taya Haldane and McKenna Jennings

February 6th, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Taya Haldane and McKenna Jennings! An extraordinary student duet performing at the February 29, 2020 Spark to Flame concert! Taya Haldane and McKenna Jennings will perform Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp (second movement).     Taya Haldane grew up in a small town in northern British Columbia. She plays concerts with her celtic […]

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Spark to Flame Student Feature: Emily Dubois

Spark to Flame Student Showcase, Emily Dubois
February 3rd, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted Feb 3, 2020 Meet Emily Dubois! Our very first (ever) Contemporary student performer at the February 29, 2020 Spark to Flame Concert!   Emily Dubois is a young musician with no shortage of musical ambition. Born and raised in a musical household in Langbank, Saskatchewan, she fell in love with the fiddle and Canadian […]

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Spark to Flame Student Feature: Vanessa Tian

Spark to Flame Student, Vanessa Tian
January 31st, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Vanessa Tian! One of the extraordinary student performers at the February 29, 2020 Spark to Flame concert!  Nine-year-old Vanessa Tian begun her piano studies with Ingrid Henderson at the Victoria Conservatory of Music at the age of five. She has been recognized as a promising young musician, winning the Junior Piano Trophy for outstanding […]

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New Faculty in the Music Therapy Department

Music Therapy Kids
January 10th, 2020 | For the Love of Music, VCM News

Welcome to new Faculty joining the Music Therapy Department!   Graylen Howard Music Therapy- Nanaimo (starting February 2020) Graylen Howard is a graduate of the Applied Music Advanced Diploma Program at Mohawk College, and has a Bachelor of Music Therapy and Master of Music Therapy programs from Wilfrid Laurier University. Graylen has extensive clinical experience […]

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