Choose from full- and half-day programs, ensembles, classes, and more!
Whether you are a curious beginner, preparing for auditions or exams, or simply looking for a fun and creative way to liven up your summer, there truly is something for everyone.
Some bursary assistance will be available. Applicants must comply with all deadlines and requirements. Late applicants will not be considered for financial assistance.
Note: Online registration requires payment in full. Those who wish to attend the Academy but are awaiting the results of their bursary application should register by phone (250.386.5311) or in person.
Summer Academy program viability is based upon minimum enrollment. As such, there are no refunds available after the registration deadline (in most cases, four weeks prior to the program start date), except in cases of injury or illness (for which a Doctor’s note is required), or other exceptional circumstance, such as family re-location.
Prior to the registration deadline, tuition may be refunded, pending the approval of the Artistic Director. Application and transaction fees are non-refundable. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing to the VCM Registrar’s Office. Requests made after the completion of a given Academy will not be considered.
BAROQUE SOLOISTS COURSE | ONLINE
August 11 – August 22, 2020 | Final concert broadcast August 22
The 2020 Summer Vocal Academy is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
The Academy culminated in a final performance broadcast; if you would like to re-visit the video, please visit the link below.
YouTube Live Broadcast
Saturday, August 22 | 7pm
SUMMER BAROQUE CHORAL ACADEMY
July 25-August 2, 2020 | Online
The 2020 Summer Baroque Choral Academy is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
The Academy culminated in a broadcast of Bach’s Magnificat in D and ‘Jesu, meine Freude’; if you would like to re-visit the broadcast, please visit the link below.
The Summer Baroque Choral Academy culminates in a broadcast of Bach’s Magnificat in D and ‘Jesu, meine Freude’. Directed by Daniel Taylor, the concert features a Dream Team of international soloists and instrumentalists, including from Tafelmusik, Genesis Sixteen, and Victoria Baroque.
August 2, 2020
Broadcasted on the VCM’s YouTube channel.
Thank you for your Donation to the Summer Baroque Choral Academy!
We appreciate your support!
Final Global Concert of the Summer Baroque Choral Academy at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
Daniel Taylor, Music Director
Kathryn Whitney, Artistic Director
Further information: https://kathrynwhitney.net/sing-magnificat
2 August 2020, 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm UK / 6am 3 August, Australian EST
THE SING MAGNIFICAT VIRTUAL BAROQUE ORCHESTRA & CHORUS, singing from 8 countries simultaneously across 12 time zones.
Nancy Argenta, soprano
Suzie Leblanc, soprano
Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Isaiah Bell, tenor
Phillip Addis, baritone
Julia Wedman, violin 1
Cristina Zacharias, violin 1
Mieka Michaux, viola
Felix Deak, violoncello
Pippa MacMillan, double bass
John Abberger, Oboe
Sophie Larivière, Flute
Matthias Maute, Flute
Alexis Basque, Trumpets
Ed Rieffel, Timpani
Christopher Bagan, Organ
CHORISTER SECTION LEADERS
Jane Fingler, soprano 1
Margaret Lingas, soprano 1
Rebecca Genge, soprano 2
Sinead White, soprano 2
Nicholas Burns, counter-tenor
Simon Honeyman, counter-tenor
Kathryn Whitney, alto
Haitham Haidar, tenor
Cory Knight, tenor
Jonathon Adams, bass
Joel Allison, bass
The ChoraLine Smartphone App for choristers
We are thrilled to be partnering with ChoraLine and thank them for their generous 50% discount for the singers on our course!
PIANO PROGRAM – ONLINE | June 29 – July 10, 2020
The 2020 Piano Program is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
Three wonderful concerts took place during the program; if you would like to re-visit them, please visit the links below.
CONCERTS + RECITALS
Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)
1.Waltz in Eb, opus 18 (1833)
2. Six Nocturnes
i. in F#, opus 15#2 (1830-33)
ii. in Db, opus 27#2 (1835-36)
iii. in G, opus 37#2 (1838-40)
iv. in c minor, opus 48#1 (1840-41)
v. in B, opus 62#1 (1846)
vi. in E, opus 62#2 (1846)
i. I Wish I Were In Love Again (1937)
ii. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (1940)
|Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart|
(1902-1979 and 1895-1943)
|2. Surabaya-Johnny (1929)||Kurt Weill|
|3. from Banalités (1940): Hôtel||Francis Poulenc|
|4. If Love Were All (1929)|| Noël Coward|
|5. Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt|
(Only those who know longing) (1890)
|6. The Owl and the Pussycat (1966)||Igor Stravinsky|
|7. Three Songs|
i. Marieke (1961)
ii. Brussels (Bruxelles) (1962)
iii. Fils de (1967)
Faculty Recital: Karen Chan, live streamed from Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
July 8 at 12:30pm
(click live stream icon to connect)
Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Book I BWV 858
Dohnányi: Capriccio in B minor, Op. 2, No. 4
Chopin: Nocturnes Op. 27, No. 1 in C sharp minor and No. 2 in D flat major
Chopin: Etudes Op. 10, No. 4 in C sharp minor and No. 8 in F major
Chopin: Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44.
Faculty Recital: Armand Saberi, live streamed from Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music
July 9 at 12:30pm
(click live stream icon to connect)
I. Albeniz: Chants d’Espagne, Op. 232, Prelude.
F. Chopin: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22.
J.S Bach: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543, Transcribed by F. Liszt.
F. Chopin: Ballade #1 in G minor, Op. 23.
P.I. Tchaikovsky: “Pas de Deux” from the Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71, Transcribed by M. Pletnev.
STRINGS PROGRAM | August 17-28, 2020
The 2020 Strings Program is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
GUITAR PROGRAM – ONLINE – August 17-21, 2020
The 2020 Guitar Program is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
BAROQUE FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS | July 13-18, 2020
The 2020 Baroque for Instrumentalists Program is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
THEORY PROGRAM | July 6 – August 6, 2020
The 2020 Theory Program is now over. Thank you to all who participated!
One of the original courses has since been moved to the fall semster, Sight-Singing for Choristers. For more information and the link to register, please click below.
Sight-Singing for Choristers
Instructor: Nicholas Fairbank
Do you sing in a choir or are you a voice student who needs to work on music-reading skills? This is the course for you! Using the movable Do system, and through the study of keys and interval recognition, this course will train you to sing at sight from written scores, using repertoire from all periods and all styles.
Nicholas Fairbank has been teaching music theory and training choirs for over 40 years. He currently conducts three Victoria choirs and has a wide musical experience as both a teacher and a performer.