May 24th, 2021

Launch of Collegium End of Year Concert with VCM Orchestras

The Collegium’s End of Year Chamber Music Showcase 2021 concert, also featuring the Preparatory and Intermediate Orchestras, is available now to watch on the VCM’s YouTube Channel. Click HERE to watch now.

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February 26th, 2018

Next Up: Feb 28 7 pm – “Rhythm: A Musician’s Guide to the Galaxy” – with Joanne Allers

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As a teacher, Joanne J Allers WS 20180228-3has an extremely diverse musical background.  She has taught music to students in many different settings including public and private schools, maintained private trumpet studios in Chicago, Calgary and Victoria, taught very young students (ages 1-5) for the Calgary Boys’ Choir, mixed age general music classes, piano lessons, and equally important to her, coached her three sons as they acquired violin and cello skills over twelve years!

In all of these settings, Joanne saw that by teaching students to decode the rhythm puzzle, students’ fluency and sight-reading ability flourished.  In this class, Joanne will share a part of her teaching journey and help students figure out the abstract world of rhythmic accuracy in the shortest amount of practice (and teaching) time.  Bring your instrument and discover new techniques for learning rhythm in this fun, hands-on class for students of all ages and abilities.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018  |  7:00-8:30pm  |  Downtown  |  Room 302  |  FREE

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June 23rd, 2017

Summer Flute Choir Workshop 2017



Spend your summer traveling through time with some amazing flute choir repertoire!  Starting with the Renaissance period and ending with jazz music, learn more about history and play music that was new in each time period.  Each week starts with a group warm-up focusing on tone, a technical challenge based on études written in the period of study, and ends with a “musical oddity” from a composer of the period being studied that week. This course is the perfect way to gain further understanding of the progression of music over the past 400 years by playing through a variety of chamber works, written or transcribed for flute choir.  At the end of the summer, celebrate your hard work with a group performance at the VCM Open House on September 9th.  Everyone welcome!  No previous ensemble or flute choir experience necessary.

Adult Class: 7:00-8:30pm, Room 303 | $117.50 | 10 sessions | Wednesdays:  June 28 – August 30

Youth Class: 10:15-11:45am, Room 302 | $105.75 / 9 sessions Ÿ Wednesdays:  July 5 – August 30

Instructor: Judith Pazder

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December 12th, 2016

Spark To Flame Performers

Congratulations to our students who have been selected for the February 25 2017
Spark to Flame concert:

  • Aimi Howden, piano
  • Andrew Montgomery, violin
  • Kate Moran, viola & Emma Reader-Lee, violin (duo)
  • Jennifer Turner, soprano

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online with TicketFly

Share the ticket link on your social networks, email your friends and big thanks to you all for your participation. We look forward to enjoying the concert in February!

March 12th, 2016

Janina Fialkowska Piano Master Class


Friday March 18th 10:00-Noon

Alix Goolden Hall

All welcomeadmission by donation

Students participating and their repertoire:

Bonnie Lu (from the studio of Linda Low):   MOZART   Concerto no. 11 in F major (1st movement)

Keaton Ollech (from the studio of May Ling Kwok):   HAYDN:   Sonata in E flat major, Hob. XVI/52 (2nd and 3rd movements)

Ya-Ping (Jasmine) Huang (from the studio of May Ling Kwok):   LISZT:   Mephisto Waltz

Hall doors (interior only) will open at 9:30.


February 22nd, 2016

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