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

Ingrid Attrot Martin Bonham Müge Büyükçelen Mary Byrne Allyn Chard Rosabel Choi Tori Gould Robert Holliston Paula Kiffner Yoomi Kim Patricia Kostek Tatiana Kostour May Ling Kwok Guyonne Le Louarn Jennifer Mitchell Emily Nagelbach David Visentin Crystal Wiksyk Brian Yoon