Online VCM Composition Clubs

Program Outline

VCM Composition Clubs: Online composing classes for students ages 9 and up

The VCM Composition Clubs are small groups of student composers who get together online to work on group projects, share their personal projects for encouraging and helpful feedback from the instructor and other members. We also discuss all things composition, and (perhaps most importantly) listen to and appreciate music of all kinds.

This 2021 Fall offerings are being offered online. All are welcome!


Create a piece of music in the Composition Workshops (ages 9 and up)

  • No prior composing experience necessary
  • Over the course of three classes, each student composes a piece of music with as much or as little guidance as needed
  • Sessions available on demand
  • Dates & Times to be arranged with instructor, please contact Christine Donkin if you are interested in attending a Composition Workshop, [email protected]

Explore possibilities in music and sound with other students in the Composition Projects (ages 9 and up)

  • Some prior composing experience helpful
  • Work on a variety of projects including creating music for film and games, publishing a book of student compositions, and more
  • Sessions (6-8 classes each) in fall, winter, spring, and summer

Fall Term 2021: Sep 18 – Nov 6
Sat • Online • $95.40
Please contact instructor Christine Donkin prior to registering.

Class A: 1:30-2:15pm

 

 

Class B: 2:30-3:15pm

 

 

Class C: 3:30-4:15pm

 


Expand your creative horizons alongside other composition students in the Commissioned Composition Projects (ages 14 and up)

  • For students with composing experience
  • Work with VCM faculty members to create concert music for soloists and ensembles, experimental music, electronic music, contemporary music, and more
  • Sessions (6-8 classes each) in fall, winter, spring, and summer

Fall Term 2021: Sep 18 – Nov 6
Sat • 4:30-5:30pm • Online • $169.60
Please contact instructor Christine Donkin prior to registering.

 

 

Private lessons are also available.

Program Details

Instructor

Christine Donkin

I am a Canadian composer, and I teach theory and composition at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Although my explorations into music composition began as a solitary pursuit, I have in recent years had the honour of collaborating with a wide variety of instrumentalists, vocalists, writers, and fellow composers. I have never specialised: I compose music for students and amateurs as well as for professionals. With the passage of time, my focus is shifting from my own development to that of young people who want to express themselves creatively through music.