Department Head

Simon MacDonald

Simon MacDonald began playing the violin at age seven, here in Victoria, British Columbia. Following studies with Frona Colquhoun and Sydney Humphreys, Simon earned his AVCM Teacher and Performance Diploma from the VCM, Bachelor’s degree from New England Conservatory in Boston, and Master’s degree from the Schulich School of Music, at the University of McGill, in Montreal. Simon’s musical education also included performing at music festivals in Europe and North America, including Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (Germany), The Festival of Two Worlds (Italy), the Spoleto Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), Tanglewood Music Festival and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Massachusetts), and at ArtSpring Festival on Salt Spring Island. […]

Program Instructors

Roger Buksa Müge Büyükçelen Mary Byrne Hannah Craig Edwin Gnandt Tori Gould VCM Guest Faculty Robert Holliston Patricia Kostek Tatiana Kostour May Ling Kwok Nicole Lavallée Guyonne Le Louarn Jany Lu Mary Jill Mcculloch Jennifer Mitchell Emily Nagelbach Maria Wang Crystal Wiksyk Brian Yoon