Galen Boulanger: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Meet Galen Boulanger!

One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!


Galen BoulangerHaving recently completed a double degree in classical voice performance and honours biology at the University of Ottawa, Galen Boulanger is a baritone who is currently studying with Nancy Argenta at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Originally from Nelson, BC, Galen grew up performing classical, musical theatre, and jazz voice and has been featured at both a provincial and national level. Most recently, Galen was seen on stage as El Dancairo in Carmen and as the title character in Don Giovanni through the University of Ottawa. More than ever, Galen is excited to get back onto the stage and perform publicaly for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.


2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase

Join us for one of the VCM’s most important and special annual events, the Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase, streamed live this year for the first time! The concert will be livestreamed on the Victoria Conservatory YouTube Channel on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:30PM (PST).

The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Spark to Flame program supports emerging artist’s development and is open to all students of the VCM. Selected through audition, students are given the opportunity to work with VCM faculty in the weeks leading up to the performance to develop their professional and artistic skills. The final concert is a magical evening featuring students performing with fellow peers alongside professional orchestral musicians as the VCM Chamber Orchestra.

The following students have been selected to perform at this years event:

• Camilo Aybar (clarinet)

• Galen Boulanger (voice)

• Alex Chen (voice)

• Charlie Dutton (piano)

• Lexie Krakowski (cello)

We are so fortunate to be able to live stream this spectacular event. We are suggesting to everyone who enjoys Spark to Flame and the joy of music, to make a $15 donation, or more, in lieu of purchasing a ticket. Your generous support ensures the VCM can continue to bring concerts to our community and keep music education as affordable as possible and accessible to all. Thank you!

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