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VCM Awards day celebrates our students and supporters

June 21st, 2019 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

The 43rd Victoria Conservatory of Music Awards day was hosted in Alix Goolden Performance Hall on June 18, 2019. This special event is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of our students and the generosity of our supporters. Donations generously received from VCM supporters, donors, businesses, community organizations, and long-time individual contributors enables the […]

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Victoria Conservatory of Music Student Achievements at the 2019 B.C. Provincial Performing Arts Festival

Adam Schmidt is the 2019 National Classical Voice winner at the B.C. Performing Arts Festival.
June 21st, 2019 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

The 2019 B.C. Provincial Competition results are announced and we’re proud to share the success of so many of our students! Piano • Junior Canadian Piano runner-up: Bonnie Lu (Instructors Linda Low and May Ling Kwok) • Junior Canadian Piano runner-up: Tallulah Tam (Instructor Ingrid Henderson) • Intermediate Piano honourable mention: Ricky Chiu (Instructor Walter Prosnitz) […]

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2019 Spark to Flame Student Showcase

January 22nd, 2019 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Featuring some of Victoria’s brightest and best, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is proud to present the Spark to Flame Student Showcase on Friday, March 1st at 7:30pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall. The concert is a magical evening of exciting solo and orchestral works featuring the VCM Senior String Orchestra and local professional […]

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Composer Christine Donkin on Inspiration & Creative Process

May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (ConcertoNet.com), “highly imaginative” (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.   Christine composes music […]

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Hilda King Theory Award Winner!

February 22nd, 2018 | For the Love of Music, Gallery, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

HILDA KING THEORY AWARD CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING VCM THEORY STUDENT! The Victoria Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers has awarded the 2017 Hilda King Theory Award for Grade 9 Harmony to VCM Theory student Vicka Pluzhnikova for receiving the highest mark on her RCM Grade 9 Harmony examination. Vicka wrote the Grade 9 Harmony […]

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Mozart to Bach and Back Again

November 17th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM Fundraisers, VCM News

Mary Byrne is an active teacher, adjudicator, lecturer, recorded artist, and published author. Mary is internationally respected for her wide-ranging works in flute pedagogy, repertoire, and general musicology, and is the artistic leader for the upcoming European Tour featuring the works of the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. In April 2017 an expectant group of 21 folks […]

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Alix Goolden Performance Hall – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced

August 16th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

AGPH – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced The Alix Goolden Performance Hall is renowned worldwide for its startling acoustics and unique beauty, largely attributable to the fact that it was built 120 years ago and designed as a church sanctuary. However its age and design also bring a unique set of ongoing maintenance issues and necessary upgrades.  One […]

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