Summer Intensive Program: Choral

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August 14-19, 2023

This program is a unique opportunity to participate in a mixed-voice choral setting, increase singing skills, and learn about music in a concentrated and engaging manner. Led by instructor Brian Wismath, singers will participate in daily rehearsals (in either a daytime or evening choir) culminating in a final performance of both a cappella and accompanied works. Singers will explore a wide range of classical music styles from the 17th century madrigal to recent compositions and featuring composers John Bennet, William Byrd, Ola Gjeilo, GF Handel, Eric Whitacre, and many more. While the course is open to all skill levels, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous experience singing with sheet music. 

Registration deadline: August 1, 2023

Bursary application deadline: August 1, 2023

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How to Register

By phone or in person at the Victoria Conservatory of Music front desk, or online via ActiveNet:

Daytime Choir

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Evening Choir

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Fees and Deadlines

Daytime Choir: $355
Evening Choir: $355
Audit: $100

Fees include score package.

Registration deadline: August 1, 2023.

Some bursary assistance will be available. Applicants must comply with all deadlines and requirements. Late applicants will not be considered for financial assistance.

Bursary application deadline: July 1, 2023.

Bursary application here

Dates and Daily Schedule

Daytime Choir
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18
11:30am-2:45pm (break from 12:30pm-1:15pm)
Saturday, August 19
12:00pm-2:00pm – dress rehearsal
7:00pm – concert (6:30pm call time)

Evening Choir
Monday, August 14 – Friday, August 18
5:30pm-8:45pm (break from 6:30pm-7:15pm)
Saturday, August 19
12:00pm-2:00pm – dress rehearsal
7:00pm – concert (6:30pm call time)


All programs will take place onsite at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street) in downtown Victoria. There are many cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores within walking distance.

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Brian Wismath, Artistic Director and Conductor

Wendy Stofer, Accompanist

Alex Chen, Accompanist


Final Concert
Saturday, August 19, 7:00pm | Alix Goolden Performance Hall | By donation

The Fine Print

Please note: all fees must be paid in full by the registration deadline (excluding those waiting on the result of their bursary application).

Online registration requires payment in full. Payment by credit card will incur a 2.86% convenience fee. If you do not wish to incur this fee, please contact our office for other payment methods.

Those awaiting acceptance (where applicable) or the results of their bursary application are encouraged to contact us directly to register.


Victoria Conservatory of Music Front Desk
250.386.5311 | [email protected]