Course Calendar 2022-23

Welcome to our 2022-23 Course Calendar

Keep checking this page for more class details as they’re confirmed. Classes and details are subject to change.

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Referral Form – Individual Lessons

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The Fine Print

VCM Academic Calendar_2022-23


Spring 2022-23 Course Calendar

Program Areas

Program Areas


Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

Music for Life – Downtown 
Spring Term: Jan 30 – Apr 3 | Apr 17 – Jun 12

Music for Life – Westhills 
Spring Term: Jan 31 – Apr 11 | Apr 18 – Jun 13

Music for Life (1-2 years) at Saanich Commonwealth Place:
Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music:
Spring Term: Jan 13 – Mar 17 | Apr 14 – Jun 16

Music and Sounds (0-5 years) at SEAPARC Leisure Complex– NEW!Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music:Spring Term: Jan 12 – Mar 2 | Mar 9 – May 11

Westhills Families Making Music (0 – 5 years) – NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22 | Apr 29 – Jun 17


Conservatory School of Classical Music

Collegium Young Artists Program

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Keyboard

Piano for Adult Beginners | Returning Fall 2023

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Spring Term: Jan 31 – May 9

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Strings

Adult Introductory String Orchestra | Spring Term: Jan 24 – Apr 11

Cello Chamber Ensemble: ‘Rock Paper Cello’ | Spring Term: Feb 2 – May 25

Cello Orchestra | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Jun 2

Group Cello for Adult Beginners | Spring Term: Jan 30 – May 8

Guitar for Adults | Spring Term: Jan 31 – May 30

Guitar Orchestra | Spring Term: Feb 4 – Jun 3

Intergenerational Ukulele Group Class | Returning Fall 2023

Sinfonia II: String Quartet | Spring Term: Jan 28 – Apr 15

String Orchestra – Intermediate | Full Year: Sep 7 – May 17

String Orchestra – Preparatory | Full Year: Sep 27 – May 23

Suzuki Violin | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 18

Suzuki Cello | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Jun 3

Violin Ensemble ‘Violino D’Oro’ | Spring Term: Jan 31 – Jun 13

Westhills Violin – Suzuki Prep I Class | Spring Term: Feb 4 – Jun 3

Westhills Cello Ensemble | Spring Term: Feb 6 – Jun 12

Voice

40th Annual German Lieder Competition | Returning Fall 2023

16th Annual Italian and World Language Competition | Spring Term: Feb 9

29th Annual French Art Song Competition | Spring Term: Apr 12

Classical Choir/VCM Chorale | Spring Term: Jan 9 – Apr 13

Music Theatre Workshop | Spring Term: Jan 7 – Apr 2 – NEW! 

Vocal Diction and IPA | Returning Fall 2023

Winds & Brass

Academy Flute Choir | Spring Term: Feb 4 – Jun 3

Basic Brass (7-10 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Clarinet Choir | Spring Term: Jan 31 – May 16 – NEW!

Easy Recorder Band | Spring Term: Feb 11 – Mar 4

Simple Trumpet Tunes  (6-9 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Sinfonia I: Recorder Consorts | Spring Term: Jan 28 – Apr 15

Winds & Brass Youth Chamber Intensive | Spring Term: Feb 1 – Mar 1 |  May 3 – May 31

Theory

See the School of Music Tech & Creativity below


School of Contemporary Music

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

BCFO – Fiddle | Full Year: Sep 8 – Jun 29

BCFO – Band | Full Year: Sep 8 – Jun 29

Combos & Bands Mentorship Program | Bring your existing band or combo to the VCM for mentoring, let us help you expand your existing combo or band, or create a new one

Folkestra – In Person | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Folkestra – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Intergenerational Drum Class (Ages 6 and up)  – Westhills  NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22 | Apr 29 – Jun 17

Intro to Fiddle – Youth – Ages 8+ | Returning Fall 2023

Intro to Fiddle – Adults | Returning Fall 2023

Joy of Life Choir – In Person | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Joy of Life Choir – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Langford Lake Voices (8-12 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31 – NEW!

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Fiddle Returning Fall 2023

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Band | Returning Fall 2023

Sing & Strum Ukulele | In-Person | Spring Term: Jan 9 – Apr 3 | Apr 17 – Jun 12

Sing & Strum Ukulele | Online | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 4 | Apr 18 – Jun 13

Vocal Jazz Ensemble | Spring Term: Jan 13 – Apr 14

Youth Rock Band – Downtown | Returning Fall 2023

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Returning Fall 2023


School of Music Technology & Creativity

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Composition Club: Commissioned Projects – Online | Spring Term: Feb 18 – Apr 22

Composition Club: Composition Projects – Online | Spring Term: Feb 18 – Apr 22

Creative Coding and Composition on Sonic Pi | Spring Term: Apr 15 – May 20 – NEW!

Foundations of Stage Presence | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 15

Getting Creative with Ableton Live | Returning Fall 2023

Intro to Basic Conducting | Returning Fall 2023

Introduction to Songwriting | Spring Term: Jan 13 – Apr 14

Songwriting Skills & Strategies: From Song Title to Strong Finish
Spring Term: Feb 15 – Mar 22 – NEW!

Songwriting Skills & Strategies: Sources of Inspiration
Spring Term: Apr 5 – May 10 – NEW!

Creativity Classes for Children

Art & Music Safari at Westhills (6-10 years) NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22  | Apr 29 – Jun 17

Safari of the Arts – Westhills Spring Break Camp | Spring Term: Mar 27 – Mar 31 – NEW!

History

History 9 – Online | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 10

History 10 – Online | Returning Fall 2023

History ARCT – Online | Returning Fall 2023

History of Blues and Rock – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 13

Music in the Western World – Online | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11

Theory

Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 13

Fundamentals of Music Theory 2 | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 14

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2022-23

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2022-23 – All levels


Postsecondary Studies

Department of Postsecondary Studies: Diploma in Music Performance | Certificate in Music Technologies | Certificate in Music Creativity and Performance Foundations | Certificate in Music Teaching


Music Therapy

vcm.bc.ca/program-areas/therapy


Westhills Classes & Ensembles

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Individual Lesson Faculty teaching at Westhills

Art & Music Safari at Westhills (6-10 years) – NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22  | Apr 29 – Jun 17

Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Families Making Music – Westhills (0 – 5 years) – NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22 | Apr 29 – Jun 17

Intergenerational Drum Class (Ages 6 and up)  – Westhills NEW!
Spring Term: Jan 7 – Feb 11 | Feb 25 – Apr 22 | Apr 29 – Jun 17

Langford Lake Voices (8-12 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31 – NEW!

Music for Life – Westhills 
Spring Term: Jan 31 – Apr 11 | Apr 18 – Jun 13

Music and Sounds (0-5 years) at SEAPARC Leisure Complex– NEW!Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music:Spring Term: Jan 12 – Mar 2 | Mar 9 – May 11

Safari of the Arts – Westhills Spring Break Camp | Spring Term: Mar 27 – Mar 31 – NEW!

Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Returning Fall 2023

Sing & Strum Ukulele | In-Person | Spring Term: Jan 9 – Apr 3 | Apr 17 – Jun 12

Sing & Strum Ukulele | Online | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 4 | Apr 18 – Jun 13

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2022-23 – All levels

Westhills Cello Ensemble | Spring Term: Feb 6 – Jun 12

Westhills Violin – Suzuki Prep I Class | Spring Term: Feb 4 – Jun 3

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Returning Fall 2023


Online Classes & Ensembles

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Composition Club: Commissioned Projects – Online | Spring Term: Feb 18 – Apr 22

Composition Club: Composition Projects – Online | Spring Term: Feb 18 – Apr 22

Folkestra – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Joy of Life Choir – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 26

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2022-23

History 9 – Online | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 10

History 10 – Online Returning Fall 2023

History ARCT – Online | Returning Fall 2023

History of Blues and Rock – Online | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 13

Music in the Western World – Online | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11

Sing & Strum Ukulele | Online | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 4 | Apr 18 – Jun 13

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2022-23 – All levels