Music Theatre Workshop

November 23rd, 2022 |

This workshop is for youth and adult singers looking to immerse themselves in the magical world of music theatre. Students investigate the skills of the singing actor in a workshop that incorporates vocal training, acting training, repertoire study, and performance. Students choose/are assigned solos, duets, trios and/or ensemble numbers from the storytelling musical repertoire of the last 30 years on- and off-Broadway. These modern music theatre repertoire choices are studied for musical and dramatic challenges, coached in a class setting, and staged for a class performance at the end of the 13-week session. 

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Jan van der Hooft

October 18th, 2022 |

A multifaceted performer, Jan has made professional debuts with Manitoba Opera, Calgary Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera. He is a two year alumnus of the Emerging Artist Program at Calgary Opera, holds a Masters of Voice from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, a Post-Baccalaureate as well as an Undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from the Desautel Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. Respected for his interpretation of new music, Jan has been involved in several contemporary operatic works over the last several years. During his appointment in Calgary, he premiered the role of […]

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Maria Wang

October 9th, 2022 |

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Maria (Yun-Hsuan) Wang is a versatile cellist and music teacher. Maria began her musical journey with the piano and later switched her focus to the cello at age 13. In 2008, she received a full tuition scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at West Virginia University, USA. Maria relocated to Victoria with her family in 2012 and continued studying cello for a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance at the University of Victoria with Pamela Highbaugh Aloni, the cellist of the renowned Lafayette String Quartet. Maria has been actively […]

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Angela Carter

June 1st, 2022 |

Angela Carter joins the Victoria Conservatory of Music Faculty as an esteemed member of its Alumni, having started piano at the Victoria Conservatory in 1968 with Marjorie Tebo, and theory and ear training with Rodney Webster in 1971. Completing the Piano Teacher Training Program in Piano in 1980, receiving First Class Honours with Distinction, with Winifred Scott-Wood, Allen Reiser and Edward Parker, Angela completed the Victoria Conservatory/Camosun College Classical Piano Performance Program with Robin Wood, May-Ling Kwok and Alma Brock-Smith in 1982. Angela continued studies in jazz piano with Richard Bird and vocal training with Maureen Branch. Angela teaches piano […]

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Karen Hough

May 9th, 2022 |

Karen Hough has joined the Victoria Conservatory of Music Faculty in 2022 and teaches horn at the VCM’s main location. She was born in Nanaimo as were 3 previous generations of her family and raised in Victoria. She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Victoria. She went on to study at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto in the Orchestral Training Programme. She received her Master of Music from Yale University and was the first horn player ever to receive Yale’s prestigious Artist Diploma. She spent a year as Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre. Summer […]

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Easy Recorder Band

February 4th, 2022 |

A recorder class for players who have had some lessons and would like to meet other musicians. Play easy duets, trios and quartets for soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Must be able to read music. New Students ** Please contact the instructor prior to registering by calling out front desk: 250.386.5311

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Aimi Howden

December 1st, 2021 |

Aimi is a passionate educator with many years of experience, teaching piano, theory, and history to students of all levels and ages since 2014. While living in Toronto, she studied various teaching methods and taught for two music schools including the Classical Music Conservatory in Roncesvalles, and the University of Toronto Piano Pedagogy Program, where she meticulously developed private and group lesson plans. Aimi is an active performer in solo and chamber works and especially enjoys her work as one half of the Harrison Garden Duo, exploring two-piano compositions with her incredible duo partner, Jany Lu. […]

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Jenny Sinaj

November 27th, 2021 |

Jenny (Xheni) Sinaj has recently joined the Keyboard Faculty of VCM’s Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music, and currently teaches at the VCM’s Westhills/Langford location and online. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria, and for over 5 years has taught students of all ages and levels in Canada and in Europe. “Music has greatly shaped my life and has been a source of immense joy. It has taught me discipline, commitment, and many other life lessons. I believe I can help pass on the same lessons to my students. Each student is unique, and their input should always be considered throughout the whole journey.” […]

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Amy Laing

October 27th, 2021 |

Originally from Nanaimo B.C. Amy earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the HARID Conservatory in Boca Raton Florida, and her Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to the shakeup of 2020, Amy was enjoying her first season as Principal cellist in the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario. She played regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company, the Windsor Symphony, Niagara Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, and also held a six-month contract with Symphony Nova Scotia in Halifax. In 2011/12 Amy served as acting […]

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Hannah Craig

September 20th, 2021 |

Hannah Craig considers it a very distinct privilege to be studying music during a time in which the world requires art with great desperation. Cello has been the crux of Hannah’s life for as long as she can remember, having been born into a family of great musical talent. Prior to attending university she was a scholarship student under the tutelage of her mother, Joowon Kim, and David Hetherington at The Conservatory’s Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. In 2013, she began her undergraduate studies at McGill University in the studio of Matt Haimovitz. It was during […]

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