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2023 Spark to Flame Student Performers Announced

December 15th, 2022 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published December 15, 2022 We’re excited to announce the 2023 Spark to Flame student performers! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected through two rounds of auditions to perform at this special event: • Vivian Ye (piano) • Channing Mar (clarinet) • Camilo Aybar (clarinet) • Walter Rees (violin) • Joanne Jiang (cello) […]

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Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Tasmin Carlow Ujiie Spark to Flame
February 28th, 2022 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 28, 2022   Meet Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Tasmin started playing the cello with Ms Judith Fraser at the Vancouver Academy of Music at the age of five. Shortly after, Ms Fraser and Ms Nicki Steida introduced her to chamber music, and Tasmin discovered her love for the […]

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Chloe Williams: Spark to Flame Student Feature

February 22nd, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 22, 2022   Meet Chloe Williams! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Chloe has been studying flute with Emily Nagelbach for almost four years. She is in her second year with the Collegium program and is also a member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra. She is a grateful recipient of […]

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Alex Chernata: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Alex Chernata Spark to Flame Clarinet
February 17th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 17, 2022   Meet Alex Chernata! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase!   Alex Chernata was born in Cherepovets, Russia and migrated to Canada in 2005. His studies on the clarinet began shortly after.  Currently enrolled in the performance program at the University of Victoria, his […]

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2021 FCMF Local Qualifying Winners Announced

FCMF Local Stream Qualifying Round
June 28th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Posted June 28, 2021   Congratulations to the National Music Festival Local Qualifying Round competitors!   Winners of the local stream qualifying round of the Federation of Community Music Festivals (FCMF)  National Competition include 4 Victoria Conservatory of Music students:   Emerging Artist Stream (Advanced Level, 30 years and under) Boyana Makedonska (Piano)- student of […]

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Louis Sherman Concerto Competition Winners

Louis Sherman
April 22nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published April 22, 2021 Congratulations to the VCM Collegium student winners of the Louis Sherman Concerto Competition! 1st Prize Samantha Yee,  Mozart concerto A Major (Collegium 2014-2019) 2nd Prize Layla Park, Glazunov concerto 3rd Prize Nicole Teachman, Lalo concerto   What is the is Louis Sherman Concerto Competition? Each year, the Victoria Chamber Orchestra sponsors a concerto […]

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Charlie Dutton: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Charlie Dutton
March 2nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Charlie Dutton! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Charlie Dutton is a first year postsecondary student studying music performance at Camosun College. He began studying piano in Edmonton at age 7, then moved to Victoria in 2013 and began studying piano with Roger Buksa at the Victoria […]

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2021 Spark to Flame Student Announcement

December 17th, 2020 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

We’re excited to share the 2021 Spark to Flame student performers have been announced! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to be featured on this year’s online event! • Camilo Aybar (clarinet) • Galen Boulanger (voice) • Alex Chen (voice) • Charlie Dutton (piano) • Lexie Krakowski (cello) This year’s Spark to […]

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