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Double your impact by making a #GivingTuesday gift to the Victoria Conservatory of Music
The Victoria Conservatory of Music is many things to many people: A confidence builder. A social routine. A legendary concert venue. A reminder to practice! A step towards a career. A pathway to self expression. Home.
Meet Essencia, Naomi, and Camilo and learn about how the Conservatory has shaped their musical identity.
Essencia is currently completing her third year of the Victoria Conservatory’s Music Performance Diploma program. Primarily studying Jazz Piano in the studio of Danuel Tate, she also studies voice, guitar, and drums. Besides playing her instruments, Essencia also likes to compose music, with one of her songs being awarded first place at Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Life Festival in April 2023. She is also the first recipient of the 2023 Kirby Howard Music Award by Camosun College and has previously received one of the Conservatory’s highest Vanhall Scholarship Awards.
Nugwa’a̱m, also known as Naomi, is from Gilford Island, Alert Bay, and Blunden Harbour and has been singing all her life in both traditional and contemporary genres. She has had the pleasure of singing along side The Tenors, and teaching Kwak̕wala, singing and dancing at her childhood elementary school. Naomi is so excited to start her journey at the Conservatory.
Camilo is a clarinetist and self-taught composer who discovered his passion for music six years ago at the Conservatory. He has performed solos with various orchestras around the island such as the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and Cowichan Consort, and in all sorts of chamber ensembles, most notably with the Emily Carr String Quartet. As a composer, his works have been performed in the Victoria musical community and beyond, such as by the High Notes Flute Choir and the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. His first symphony, inspired by the pandemic, has drawn international interest with various U.S. orchestras performing excerpts.
When you make a gift to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, you help create a place where people of all ages and abilities come to explore their creative talents across musical genres and eras, supported by a range of instruments and technologies.
This #GivingTuesday, your gift to the Conservatory will have double the impact!
All gifts received through November 30th will be matched up to $5,000 thanks to our generous sponsor Cameron Izard Snell LLP
Thank you for your generous support.