Annual Fundraising Appeal

With your help we can raise $250,000 for our operating  funding needs.

Support from our community of donors, corporations and government agencies makes up 30% (approximately $1.3M) of our overall operating revenue.  This keeps tuition as affordable as possible for all students and makes music outreach and music therapy programs possible. Simply put, we would not exist without your support.

It takes a community to meet the funding needs of the VCM every year.

Together we can ensure the essence of what we offer continues to keep music education, music therapy, and music performance alive and thriving in this community. Individuals are at the heart of our annual fundraising and this year our goal is to raise $250,000 to meet our operating and value added funding needs. Give straight to the heart of music by donating now!

Your perspective is important! Please contact Judi James, Manager, Donor Relations at [email protected]  to talk about our priority needs and how you can help keep the music playing at the VCM.


Your donations provide essential support to some of our core operational expenses.

Here are just a few of the costs we must meet each year to keep the VCM humming:

$38,000 a year for our Early Childhood Music Outreach to bring music free to over 150 preschool children who would not otherwise
have access to the developmental benefits of music education.
$24,000 a year for our Children’s Music Outreach to bring music lessons into the elementary schools, reaching over 300 school children
living in marginalized communities.
$30,000 a year for piano tuning and instrument upkeep of our 72 pianos, 4 harpsichords, 10 digital pianos, 121 portable keyboards
and 3 organs (one of which is a 1910 Casavant organ in our Alix Goolden Performance Hall).
$15,000 a year to bring in master musicians to enhance the learning experience for our students providing them with the best
mentorship possible.
$50,000 a year for our Music Therapy program to restore, maintain, and improve mental, physical, and emotional health for over 1,900
individuals, from babies to seniors, every week.
$50,000 a year for our Music Library to ensure that over 70,000 titles are maintained and accessible to the community.  This year we have
an added cost of $35,000 for new shelving to relocate our library back into our facility as high rents forced us to move.
$10,000 a year to provide recital and performance opportunities for students to ready them for auditions and professional engagements.
$40,000 a year for our Young Artists program to provide an enriched learning experience for our talented teenage students while keeping
tuitions affordable.
$18,000 a year for maintenance and repairs to our heritage location including the award-winning Alix Goolden Performance Hall,
classrooms, studios, and student practice rooms.
…and so much more!



Be Instrumental! Please help us reach our $250,000 Annual Fundraising Goal.

Music transforms! And the VCM is committed to:

Keeping music education as affordable and accessible as possible to all ages and abilities in any genre of music.
Designing music programs tailored to meet the needs of all community members discovering or rediscovering music.
Delivering one of the most respected and renowned Music Therapy programs in North America.
Providing financial assistance for students who qualify through our scholarship and bursary programs.


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Your annual support allows us to renew our commitment to the highest standard of music education for every student of any age and ability and in every musical genre. The impact of your gift is felt significantly here at the VCM, those we reach within our community and those that music touches worldwide. It all happens…because of you! Thank you.
– Jane Butler McGregor, CEO



The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all. Charitable Registration Number: 10817 2255 RR0001