Course Calendar 2021-22

Welcome to our Online Course Calendar!

Keep checking this page for more class details as they’re confirmed. Course Calendar classes are subject to change.

The health of our students and faculty are of utmost importance. For full details on how we’re keeping you safe, see:

Updated September 27, 2021: VCM COVID-19 Policies

Please note: Until further notice, COVID-19 Vaccination will be required of those aged 12 and over in order to attend any in-person GROUP classes or activities (excluding private lessons EXCEPT Voice, Winds, & Brass). You will be asked for your ‘BC Vaccine Card’ (the one with the QR code) upon registration for group classes or activities, and Voice, Winds, & Brass private lessons.

You can register and pay with a credit card online using the below links. Please note that a credit card processing fee of 2.75% will be added (as we are a non-profit charity, we thank you for understanding). Alternatively, you may phone us or come in to register using Interac e-transfer, debit or cash.

Quick Links

New Students – How to Register

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Quick Class/Ensemble Search & Register – NEW!

Scholarships and Bursaries

Tuition Fees and Payment Information

The Fine Print

VCM Academic Calendar_2021-22


Program Areas

Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

Conservatory School of Classical Music

School of Contemporary Music

School of Music Technology & Creativity

Postsecondary Studies

Music Therapy

Additional Program Links

Collegium – Young Artists Program

Westhills Classes, Ensembles & Lessons

Online Classes, Ensembles & Lessons


Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

Art & Music Safari at Westhills (5-10 years) – Stay tuned for more details!

Music for Life
Health and safety measures are in place for these classes including the requirement that all adult participants wear masks and show proof of vaccination status prior to attending the group class.

Music for Life – Downtown

Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
Spring Term | 8:30am: Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13
Spring Term | 9:15am: Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13

Music for Life (2-3 years)
Spring Term | 10:00am: Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13
Spring Term | 10:45am:  Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13

Music for Life (3-5 years)
Spring Term | Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13

Music for Life – Westhills

Westhills Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
Spring Term | 9:15am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

Westhills Music for Life (2-3 years)
Spring Term | 10:00am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14
Spring Term | 10:45am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

Westhills Music for Life (3-5 years)
Spring Term | 11:30am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

Music for Life at Saanich Commonwealth Place: Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music
Music for Life (1-2 years) | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Mar 14 | Apr 8 – Jun 17


 

Conservatory School of Classical Music

Collegium – Young Artists Program

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Keyboard

Piano for Adult Beginners – Level 1 | Spring Term: Feb 2 – May 18

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1/3 – May 17/19 | Tue 4:00pm Thurs 4:00pm | Thurs 5:15pm

Strings

Adult Introductory String Orchestra | Spring Term, Session 3: Jan 18 – Feb 22

Cello Chamber Ensemble | Spring Term: Feb 3 – May 26

Cello Orchestra | Spring Term: Jan 28 – May 27

Group Cello for Adult Beginners | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11

Guitar for Adults | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31

Guitar Orchestra | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 4

Intergenerational Ukulele Group Class | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31 – New!

Sinfonia II: String Quartet | Spring Term, Session 3:  Jan 29 – Mar 5

String Orchestra – Intermediate | Full Year: Sep 8 – Jun 1

String Orchestra – Preparatory | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 31

Suzuki Violin | Fall Term: Sep 11 – Jan 15 | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 18

Suzuki Cello | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 5

Westhills Suzuki Violin – Prep I Class | Returning Fall 2022

Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Fall 2022

Voice

Advanced Voice Workshop | Returning Spring 2022

Classical Choir/VCM Chorale | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 14

Opera Studio | 2021-22 Offering: Details coming soon

Sight-Singing for Choristers | Returning Fall 2022

Vocal Diction and IPA | Returning Fall 2022

Winds & Brass

Academy Flute Choir | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 4

Basic Brass (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Jan 31 – Jun 6

Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

Clarinet Choir | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17 – New!

Online Recorder Band | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Mar 10

Simple Trumpet Tunes  (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Jan 31 – Jun 6

Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

Sinfonia I: Recorder Consorts | Spring Term, Session 3: Jan 29 – Mar 5

Winds & Brass Youth Chamber Intensive | Spring Term: Details coming soon! 

Theory

See the School of Music Tech & Creativity below


School of Contemporary Music

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

BCFO – Fiddle | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

BCFO – Band | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

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

In-Person Folkestra | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Online Folkestra | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

In-Person Joy of Life Choir | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Online Joy of Life Choir | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Intro to Fiddle – All Ages Welcome | Returning Fall 2022

Intro to BCFO – Fiddle | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

Intro to BCFO – Band | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Fiddle | Returning 2022-23

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Band | Returning 2022-23

Online Sing & Strum Ukulele | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11 | Apr 25 – Jun 13

Vocal Jazz Ensemble | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

Youth Rock Band – Downtown | Spring Term: Mar 7 – Jun 13

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Spring Term: Mar 8 – Jun 14 – New!


School of Music Technology & Creativity

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Theory

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-22 – All levels

Sight-Singing for Choristers | Returning Fall 2022

Composing as Singer-Songwriter | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 14

Fundamentals of Music Theory 2 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2021-22

Intro to Basic Conducting | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

Intro to Performance Awareness | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

Intro to Songwriting | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

Learn Push! (Ableton Live Suite 11) | Spring Term: Feb 9 – Mar 16 – New!

Online VCM Composition Clubs | Spring Term: Jan 22 – Mar 12

Online Creative Composition with Sonic Pi | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Mar 5 – New!

Online Foundations of Stage Presence | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

Online History 9 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History 10 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History ARCT | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History of Blues and Rock | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 14

Online Intro to Folk and World Music | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

Online Music in the Western World | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

Online Spring Break Theory & Ear Training Class | Spring Term: Mar 21 – Mar 25 – New!


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 & Lessons

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Individual Lesson Faculty teaching at Westhills

Art & Music Safari at Westhills (5-10 years) – Stay tuned for more details!

Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-22 – All levels

Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Fall 2022

Westhills Suzuki Violin – Prep I Class Returning Fall 2022

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Spring Term: Mar 8 – Jun 14 – New!

Music for Life
Health and safety measures are in place for these classes including the requirement that all adult participants wear masks and show proof of vaccination status prior to attending the group class. 

Music for Life – Westhills

Westhills Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
Spring Term | 9:15am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

Westhills Music for Life (2-3 years)
Spring Term | 10:00am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14
Spring Term | 10:45am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

Westhills Music for Life (3-5 years)
Spring Term | 11:30am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14


Online Classes & Ensembles

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2021-2022

Online VCM Composition Clubs | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Mar 12

Online Creative Composition with Sonic Pi | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Mar 5 – New!

Online Folkestra | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Online Foundations of Stage Presence | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

Online History 9 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History 10 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History ARCT | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

Online History of Blues and Rock | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 14

Online Intro to Folk and World Music | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

Online Joy of Life Choir | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

Online Music in the Western World | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

Online Recorder Band | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Mar 10

Online Sing & Strum Ukulele | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11 | Apr 25 – Jun 13

Online Spring Break Theory & Ear Training Class | Spring Term: Mar 21 – Mar 25 – New!

Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-2022 – All levels