Winds and Brass Youth Chamber Music Intensive

Program Outline

For motivated students keen to explore the world of chamber music, this program will group students together into small chamber groups based on age, instrumentation and ability. The groups will meet each week for five weeks followed by a final celebratory performance at the Winds & Brass Department Collage Concert. During the program, students will receive two 30-minute individual lessons and five weekly group coachings by one of our VCM faculty and the chamber groups will perform for each other in masterclass in preparation for the final concert.

Groups will be determined in advance of the start date and music will be distributed so students can come prepared to the first coaching.

To Register:

  1. Fill out the Application Form here.
  2. Complete your Registration via the link below.

Wednesdays  |  7:00 - 8:00pm or *7:00 - 8:30pm  |  Downtown  |  $249

Session 1:
Application Deadline: October 3
Coachings: October 19, 26, November 2*, 9, 16*
Final Concert: November 23
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Session 2:
Application Deadline: January 16
Coachings: February 1, 8, 15*, 22, March 1*
Final Concert: March 8

Session 3:
Application Deadline: April 17
Coachings: May 3, 10, 17*, 24, 31*
Final Concert: June 7

Program Details


Emily Nagelbach

Emily Nagelbach, Faculty Department Head, Winds and Brass, Conservatory School of Classical Music. Emily is second flute/piccolo with the Vancouver Island Symphony and principal flute of the Palm Court Orchestra. As a freelance musician, she has performed with many orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria. Emily holds an AVCM from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), a B.Mus. in Performance and Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.Mus. in Performance from the University of British Columbia, studying with Amy Hamilton, Lorna McGhee and Camille Churchfield. As a teacher, Emily thoroughly enjoys teaching flute and piccolo to students of all ages and abilities. Her students are part of a vibrant and active studio, performing regularly in recital, masterclass, festivals, and exams. […]