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 each week for six weeks and over the course of the program, students will receive 4 hours of coaching, 2 hours of independent rehearsal, 4 hours of masterclass, where each group will have the opportunity to perform both as a chamber group and soloist (optional), and a final celebratory performance at the Winds & Brass Department Collage Concert on June 2 at 7:00pm.

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 with medical grade air purifiers.

Please note: The application deadline is April 12, 2021


April 216:15-8:30pmCoaching + Masterclass
April 286:15-8:30pmCoaching + Masterclass
May 56:15-7:15pmIndependent Rehearsal
May 126:15-8:30pmCoaching + Masterclass
May 196:15-7:15pmIndependent Rehearsal
May 266:15-8:30pmCoaching + Masterclass


Final Concert: Wednesday, June 2, 7:00pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall

To Register:

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

Program Details

Wednesday evenings | 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 (…)