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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Fall 2022-23 Course Calendar

Program Areas

Program Areas


Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
Music for Life (2-3 years)
Music for Life (2-5 years)
Music for Life – Downtown | Fall Term: Sep 14 – Nov 7 | Nov 14 – Jan 23

Music for Life – Westhills | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Nov 8 | Nov 15 – Jan 24

Music for Life (1-2 years)) at Saanich Commonwealth Place: Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music: | Fall Term: Oct 14 – Dec 16

Music and Sounds (0-5 years) at SEAPARC Leisure Complex: Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music: Fall Term: Sep 15 – Oct 27 | Nov 3 – Dec 15 NEW!

Westhills Families Making Music (0 – 5 years)NEW!
Fall Term | Sep 10 – Oct 29 | Nov 5 – Dec 17


Conservatory School of Classical Music

Collegium Young Artists Program

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Keyboard

Piano for Adult Beginners | Fall Term: Sep 14 – Dec 14

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Fall Term: Sep 12 – Dec 12 – New Class!

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Dec 13

Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15

Strings

Adult Introductory String Orchestra | Fall Term: Sep 20 – Nov 29

Cello Chamber Ensemble: Rock Paper Cello | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Jan 12

Cello Orchestra | Fall Term: New Start Date Coming Soon

Group Cello for Adult Beginners | Fall Term: Sep 12 – Dec 5

Guitar for Adults | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Jan 17

Guitar Orchestra | Fall Term: Sep 3 – Jan 21

Intergenerational Ukulele Group Class | Returning Spring 2023

Sinfonia II: String Quartet | Fall Term: Oct 1 Nov 26

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

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

Suzuki Violin | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Jan 28

Suzuki Cello | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Jan 20

Westhills Violin – Suzuki Prep I Class | Returning Spring 2023

Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Spring 2023

Voice

Classical Choir/VCM Chorale | Fall Term: Sep 8 – Dec 8

Opera Studio | Returning Spring 2023

Vocal Diction and IPA | Returning Spring 2023

Winds & Brass

Academy Flute Choir | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Jan 28

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

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

Clarinet Choir | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Dec 13 – NEW!

Easy Recorder Band | Returning Spring 2023

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

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

Sinfonia I: Recorder Consorts | Fall Term: Oct 1 – Nov 26

Winds & Brass Youth Chamber Intensive | Fall 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 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 | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Folkestra – Online | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Joy of Life Choir – In Person | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Joy of Life Choir – Online | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Intro to Fiddle – Youth – Ages 8+ | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15

Intro to Fiddle – Adults | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 – NEW!

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Fiddle | Returning Spring 2023

Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Band | Returning Spring 2023

Sing & Strum Ukulele – Online | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Dec 13

Sing & Strum Ukulele Westhills – In-Person | Fall Term: Sep 12 – Dec 12

Vocal Jazz Ensemble | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Dec 9

Intergenerational Drum Class (Ages 6 and up)  Westhills – NEW!
Fall Term: Nov 5 – Dec 17

Youth Rock Band – Downtown | Returning Spring 2023

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Returning Spring 2023


School of Music Technology & Creativity

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Composition Club: Commissioned Projects | Sep 26 – Nov 21

Composition Club: Composition Projects | Sep 24 – Nov 12

Foundations of Stage Presence – Online | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Dec 10

Getting Creative with Ableton Live | Returning Spring 2023

Intro to Basic Conducting | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Dec 9

Intro to Performance Awareness | Fall Term: Sep 6 – Dec 6

Introduction to Songwriting | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Dec 9

Songwriting Skills & Strategies: Writing Better Lyrics | Fall Term: Sep 14 – Oct 19 – NEW!

Songwriting Skills & Strategies: Writing from Different Angles | Fall Term: Nov 2 – Dec 7 – NEW!

Creativity Classes for Children

Art & Music Safari at Westhills (6-10 years) | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Oct 29 | Nov 5 – Dec 17 – NEW!

History

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

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

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

History of Blues and Rock – Online | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Dec 9

Music in the Western World – Online | Fall Term: Sep 6 – Dec 6

Theory

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

Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 | Fall Term: Sep 6 – Dec 8

Fundamentals of Music Theory 2 | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 9

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2022-23

Sound Advice for Adults – Online | Fall Term: Sep 29 – Jan 26

Sound Advice Theory – Level 4 – Online | Full Year: Sep 13 – May 23

Sound Advice Theory – Level 5 – Online | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 25

Sound Advice Theory – Level 6 – Online | Full Year: Sep 13 – May 23

Sound Advice Theory – Level 7 – Online | Full Year: Sep 16 – May 26

Sound Advice Theory – Level 8 – Online (Wed) | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 24

Sound Advice Theory – Level 8 – Online (Fri) | Full Year: Sep 16 – May 26 


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) | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Oct 29 | Nov 5 – Dec 17 – NEW!

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

Intergenerational Drum Class (Ages 6 and up) Westhills – NEW!
Fall Term: Nov 5 – Dec 17

Music and Sounds (0-5 years) at SEAPARC Leisure Complex: Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music: Fall Term: Sep 15 – Oct 27 | Nov 3 – Dec 15 NEW!

Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
Music for Life (2-3 years)
Music for Life (2-5 years)
Music for Life – Westhills | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Nov 8 | Nov 15 – Jan 24

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

Sing & Strum Ukulele Westhills – In-Person | Fall Term: Sep 12 – Dec 12

Sing & Strum Ukulele – Online | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Dec13

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

Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Spring 2023

Westhills Families Making Music (0 – 5 years)NEW!
Fall Term | Sep 10 – Oct 29 | Nov 5 – Dec 17

Westhills Violin – Suzuki Prep I Class | Returning Spring 2023

Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Returning Spring 2023


Online Classes & Ensembles

Referral Form – Individual Lessons

Composition Club: Commissioned Projects | Sep 24 – Nov 12

Composition Club: Composition Projects | Sep 24 – Nov 12

Folkestra – Online | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Foundations of Stage Presence – Online | Fall Term: Sep 10 – Dec 10

Joy of Life Choir – Online | Fall Term: Sep 7 – Dec 7

Harmony and Counterpoint | 2022-23

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

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

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

History of Blues and Rock – Online | Fall Term: Sep 9 – Dec 9

Music in the Western World – Online | Fall Term: Sep 6 – Dec 6

Sing & Strum Ukulele – Online | Fall Term: Sep 13 – Dec 13

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

Sound Advice for Adults – Online | Fall Term: Sep 29 – Jan 26

Sound Advice Theory – Level 4 – Online | Full Year: Sep 13 – May 23

Sound Advice Theory – Level 5 – Online | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 25

Sound Advice Theory – Level 6 – Online | Full Year: Sep 13 – May 23

Sound Advice Theory – Level 7 – Online | Full Year: Sep 16 – May 26

Sound Advice Theory – Level 8 – Online (Wed) | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 24

Sound Advice Theory – Level 8 – Online (Fri) | Full Year: Sep 16 – May 26