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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2019 Spark to Flame Student Showcase

January 22nd, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Featuring some of Victoria’s brightest and best, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is proud to present the Spark to Flame Student Showcase on Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall. The concert is a magical evening of exciting solo and orchestral works featuring the VCM Senior String Orchestra and local professional […]

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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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Fifth Joy of Life Festival exults fiddling, singing — and dancing to the music!

May 2nd, 2018 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

May flowers arrive this year along with some extra special musical treats for a joyous spring, courtesy of the Joy of Life Festival brought to you by Daniel Lapp of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Now in year five, the two-concert, weekend-long festival May 4 and 5 features the music of Van Morrison, Neil Young, […]

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Composer Christine Donkin on Inspiration & Creative Process

May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (ConcertoNet.com), “highly imaginative” (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.   Christine composes music […]

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Hilda King Theory Award Winner!

February 22nd, 2018 | For the Love of Music, Gallery, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

HILDA KING THEORY AWARD CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING VCM THEORY STUDENT! The Victoria Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers has awarded the 2017 Hilda King Theory Award for Grade 9 Harmony to VCM Theory student Vicka Pluzhnikova for receiving the highest mark on her RCM Grade 9 Harmony examination. Vicka wrote the Grade 9 Harmony […]

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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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