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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Collegium Masterclass with Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi

September 9th, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News, Wood Recital Hall

A Masterclass gives students an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and experience top musicians. Music lovers from the public are invited to observe two special violin and chamber masterclasses for Collegium students with VCM Alum Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi on Monday, September 16th , 2019 at 5pm.   Nikki Chooi Canadian violinist […]

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VCM Open House! Free Concerts! Enter to win free music lessons!

Early Childhood Music, Kids, Child, Children, Group Class
August 22nd, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Join in the musical fun when we open the doors on Saturday, September 7 for our Open House! Family fun includes instrument petting zoos for visitors of all ages and free mini classes with the VCM’s Early Childhood Music department for young visitors from 0 to 6 years of age from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests are […]

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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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BC Fiddle Orchestra live performances in August 2019

Daniel Lapp's BC Fiddle Orchestra
August 7th, 2019 | Around Town, VCM News

The BC Fiddle Orchestra (BCFO) began with a small group of talented and enthusiastic young violinists from Daniel Lapp’s studio. The first performance, in 1994, was at the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games. Dozens of young fiddlers, many of whom are now professional musicians, learned the art of fiddling during their apprenticeship with the […]

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Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet wins Festival awards

July 16th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM News

Congratulations to Collegium’s Humphreys String Quartet! Earlier this year, Victoria Summer Music Festival’s artistic director Arthur Rowe approached the Victoria Performing Arts Festival to offer a VSMF award, giving a cash prize and a performance opportunity to the winners of the festival’s Chamber Music category. We’re delighted to tell you that the winner of the […]

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VCM Awards day celebrates our students and supporters

June 21st, 2019 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

The 43rd Victoria Conservatory of Music Awards day was hosted in Alix Goolden Performance Hall on June 18, 2019. This special event is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of our students and the generosity of our supporters. Donations generously received from VCM supporters, donors, businesses, community organizations, and long-time individual contributors enables the […]

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Victoria Conservatory of Music Student Achievements at the 2019 B.C. Provincial Performing Arts Festival

Adam Schmidt is the 2019 National Classical Voice winner at the B.C. Performing Arts Festival.
June 21st, 2019 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

The 2019 B.C. Provincial Competition results are announced and we’re proud to share the success of so many of our students! Piano • Junior Canadian Piano runner-up: Bonnie Lu (Instructors Linda Low and May Ling Kwok) • Junior Canadian Piano runner-up: Tallulah Tam (Instructor Ingrid Henderson) • Intermediate Piano honourable mention: Ricky Chiu (Instructor Walter Prosnitz) […]

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