2023 Spark to Flame Student Performers Announced

December 15th, 2022 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published December 15, 2022 We’re excited to announce the 2023 Spark to Flame student performers! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected through two rounds of auditions to perform at this special event: • Vivian Ye (piano) • Channing Mar (clarinet) • Camilo Aybar (clarinet) • Walter Rees (violin) • Joanne Jiang (cello) […]

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BC Fiddle Orchestra win CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge

December 14th, 2022 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published December 14, 2022 Congratulations to the B.C. Fiddle Orchestra! They are the winner of the Community School category of the CBC Music Canadian Music Class Challenge! As the winner of this category, they have won $1,000 in new musical instruments and a plaque. Judge’s comments “There is so much joy on the faces of these […]

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2022 German Lieder Competition Results

December 1st, 2022 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Published December 1, 2022 Congratulations to all students who participated in the German Lieder Competition on Wednesday, November 30! Our adjudicators, Anna Grimm and Benjamin Butterfield, enjoyed hearing your performances and are pleased with the work that students are doing here at the Conservatory. The results from our adjudicators are as follows: Junior Division: 1st Place – Eleonora Yeranyan […]

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Postsecondary Student brings her newborn baby to group classes

November 9th, 2022 | For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published November 9, 2022 After already learning to play the cello to an intermediate level, Juhui started taking beginner violin lessons at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Although her natural inclination was to stick with a string instrument, she had also sung her whole life and decided to make the leap to Classical Voice for […]

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2022 English Song Competition Results

October 31st, 2022 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Published October 31, 2022 Congratulations to all students who participated in the English Song Competition this year! Our adjudicators, Sarah Fryer and Timothy Vernon, thoroughly enjoyed the engaging and musical performances and appreciated all the work that each student put into their preparation. The results from our adjudicators are as follows: Junior Division: 1st Place – Denisa Vandekerkhove from the […]

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Oct 3 deadline! Recording and Production Project Award

September 28th, 2022 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Published September 28, 2022   VCM Students! Monday, October 3rd, 2022 is the deadline to apply for this year’s Recording and Production Project Award!  Applications must be submitted online via email to Office of the Dean.   What is the Recording and Production Project Award? Launched in May 2019, the Recording & Production Project Award […]

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2022 VCM Student Summer Success

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September 7th, 2022 | VCM Student/Alumni News

Published September 7, 2022 We are proud to share the success of several Victoria Conservatory of Music students during the summer of 2022!  Federation of Canadian Music Festivals Chamber Ensemble In an unprecedented sweep, Collegium chamber groups took all the first-place awards at the Nationals, including: Advanced- Rachmaninov Trio – Layla Park (violin), Nicole Teachman (cello), […]

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2022 Jamie Syer Scholarship Award Winner

2022 Jamie K Syer Award. On the AGPH stage stands the 2 winners and Micki Stirling.
June 20th, 2022 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published June 20, 2022   The Jamie Syer Scholarship Award was funded in 2012 to honour Dr. Jamie Syer, the first Dean of the Victoria Conservatory of Music and founder of the Collegium. It is awarded annually to the Collegium student who best exemplifies the spirit and purpose of the Collegium Program: excellence in music, teamwork and support […]

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Jasper McLennan: BC Fiddle Orchestra grad

Jasper McLennan, BC Fiddle Orchestra, Daniel Lapp's Joy of Life Concert
April 7th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published April 7, 2022   Meet Jasper McLennan! One of the graduating B.C. Fiddle Orchestra student performers at this years Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Life Concert! Jasper has been playing the violin for fourteen years – since he was three. He started with classical violin, as a part of the Suzuki method, and has since […]

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