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 class will meet for 1 hour each week and over the course of the program, students will receive 4 hours of coaching, 2 hours of ensemble masterclass, where each group will have the opportunity to perform, and a final celebratory performance.

Groups will be determined in advance of the start date and music will be distributed so students can come prepared to the first coaching. Groups will play socially-distanced in the VCM’s largest spaces. Masterclasses will be held at our Westhills location and coachings will be held at both our Westhills and Downtown locations.

Coaching Times:
*Each group will rehearse at one of the times below. Please indicate your availability on the Application Form and be as flexible as possible. Not all times will be available for all registrants, as groups will be formed primarily based on instrumentation and playing level.

Stay tuned for Session 2 dates, to take place in January 2021

To Register:

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

Program Details

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15pm | Downtown
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm | Westhills
Fridays, 1:00-2:00pm | Downtown




Emily Nagelbach

Emily Nagelbach, Faculty Department Head, Winds and Brass, Conservatory School of Classical Music. Emily plays second flute/piccolo with the Vancouver Island Symphony, is a member of Pedagogy Committee of the National Flute Association. As a freelance musician, she frequently performs with many orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Symphony Orchestra. She served as the Artistic Director of the Summer Music Discovery Camp at the VCM for many years. 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 (…)