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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VCM Alum awarded John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize

The High Loves, VCM Alumni
September 11th, 2019 | For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 […]

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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 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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Alumni Interviews – Jonathan Crow

March 11th, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM Student/Alumni News

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is thrilled to welcome the world-renowned New Orford String Quartet back to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on Thursday, April 4th, 2019. Consisting of the concertmasters of the Toronto and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, MSO principal cellist, and Detroit Symphony principal violist, the New Orford String Quartet has seen astonishing success […]

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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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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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