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

Joshua Amendt – Moylan Laura Backstrom Stacey Boal Martin Bonham Müge Büyükçelen Rachel Capon Allyn Chard Mary Clarke Hannah Craig Timothy Croft Michael Dias Alexander Dunn Raya Fridman Tori Gould Douglas Hensley Douglas Hensley Paula Kiffner Tatiana Kostour Amy Laing Guyonne Le Louarn Carol MacIsaac Alex Olson Alex Olson Nicole Payie Christine Prince Kathryn Ranger Silvina Samuel Mary F. Smith Annabelle Stanley David Visentin Dexine Wallbank Maria Wang Karen Whyte Brian Yoon