BC Fiddle Orchestra live performances in August 2019

Daniel Lapp's BC Fiddle Orchestra
August 7th, 2019 | Around Town, VCM News

The BC Fiddle Orchestra (BCFO) began with a small group of talented and enthusiastic young violinists from Daniel Lapp’s studio. The first performance, in 1994, was at the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games. Dozens of young fiddlers, many of whom are now professional musicians, learned the art of fiddling during their apprenticeship with the […]

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VCM Awards day celebrates our students and supporters

June 21st, 2019 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

The 43rd Victoria Conservatory of Music Awards day was hosted in Alix Goolden Performance Hall on June 18, 2019. This special event is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of our students and the generosity of our supporters. Donations generously received from VCM supporters, donors, businesses, community organizations, and long-time individual contributors enables the […]

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Fifth Joy of Life Festival exults fiddling, singing — and dancing to the music!

May 2nd, 2018 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

May flowers arrive this year along with some extra special musical treats for a joyous spring, courtesy of the Joy of Life Festival brought to you by Daniel Lapp of the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Now in year five, the two-concert, weekend-long festival May 4 and 5 features the music of Van Morrison, Neil Young, […]

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Composer Christine Donkin on Inspiration & Creative Process

May 2nd, 2018 | Around Town, For the Love of Music, VCM News

Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (ConcertoNet.com), “highly imaginative” (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.   Christine composes music […]

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Hilda King Theory Award Winner!

February 22nd, 2018 | For the Love of Music, Gallery, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

HILDA KING THEORY AWARD CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING VCM THEORY STUDENT! The Victoria Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers has awarded the 2017 Hilda King Theory Award for Grade 9 Harmony to VCM Theory student Vicka Pluzhnikova for receiving the highest mark on her RCM Grade 9 Harmony examination. Vicka wrote the Grade 9 Harmony […]

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Alix Goolden Performance Hall – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced

August 16th, 2017 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

AGPH – Improved, Repaired, Enhanced The Alix Goolden Performance Hall is renowned worldwide for its startling acoustics and unique beauty, largely attributable to the fact that it was built 120 years ago and designed as a church sanctuary. However its age and design also bring a unique set of ongoing maintenance issues and necessary upgrades.  One […]

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Victoria Part of Children’s Music Journey

July 10th, 2017 | Around Town, Children's Music, VCM News

The Children’s Music Journey is one of the newest and most innovative approaches to learning music currently in use by over 80,000 participants world-wide, including six elementary schools in the Greater Victoria area through the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Award-winning computer software flips the traditional approach to learning music and puts the student in the […]

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