Summer Intensive Program: Winds and Brass

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August 19-23, 2024

Presented with the support of Kimberley Jurens Woodwind Repairs.

Middle and high school students will develop their musical skills through small and medium sized ensembles, warm-up, technique, and performance classes, music workshops, and private lessons with our specialized faculty. This program will help you improve your tone and technique and inspire you to take your instrumental playing to the next level.

For students with at least one year of experience on their instrument and a love of music!

Participants will rotate through a variety of musical activities, carefully scheduled to balance active playing periods with listening and learning sessions. The ultimate goal is to provide an enriching, exciting, and fun experience for all students of all levels.

Students will have the opportunity to play in small and medium sized ensembles, work one-on-one with a faculty mentor in two private lessons per week, explore the world of solo repertoire in performance classes (solo performance not required) and further their musical development through workshops, warm-up, and technique classes. Our outstanding faculty will perform in concert for the students at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, students will have the option to perform for their peers in the student solo concert, and will participate as a group in a final celebratory performance for friends and family in the beautiful Alix Goolden Performance Hall.

Please register online, or phone in at 250.386.5311.

Registration deadline: July 22, 2024
Bursary application deadline: July 22, 2024

A Note from the Artistic Director:


Our goal is to support and nurture your passion for music! Whether you are looking to refresh and upgrade your instrumental skills before heading back to your school band program or looking to challenge yourself with new repertoire and performance opportunities, this program is for you. We look forward to welcoming students with a variety of musical backgrounds – no private lesson experience required! – and will tailor this program to meet your needs and goals. Our fantastic faculty mentors will help you expand your musicial abilities and we are certain you will leave the program inspired for the year ahead. If you love playing music, join us for a week of fun at the Conservatory this summer!

Emily Nagelbach, Artistic Director

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How to Register

Register online via ActiveNet:

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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.

After registering, please fill out the form below to the best of your ability. The answers will be used to place students in chamber ensembles based on their age, instrumental ability, and performance experience.

Registration Form

Fees and Deadlines

August 19 – 23, 2024 | $405

Registration deadline: July 22, 2024

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

Bursary application deadline: July 22, 2024.

Bursary application here

Dates and Daily Schedule

Program start: Monday, August 19 | 9:00am
Program end: Friday, August 23 | 3:00pm

Location

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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Faculty

Emily Nagelbach, Artistic Director, Flute

Melissa Goodchild, Clarinet

Alexander Richards, Saxophone

Anne Power, Bassoon

Karen Hough, French horn

Stevan Paranosic, Trumpet

Russell Bajer, Oboe

Jany Lu, Piano

Concerts

Faculty Concert
Monday, August 19, 12:45pm | Alix Goolden Performance Hall | By donation

Student Solo Concert
Friday, August 23, 12:45pm | Alix Goolden Performance Hall | For program participants only

Final Celebration Concert
Friday, August 23, 3:00pm | 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.

Contact

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