Published October 11, 2022
This month we are happy to welcome our new CEO, Nathan Medd, to the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Nathan Medd began in community arts in the mid-Island as a child before attending UVic for theatre and English literature, earning a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019, and later attending Harvard University for a Master’s degree focused on nonprofit management. A producer and community builder in the non-profit arts, he served six years in a senior programming role at the National Arts Centre and has worked with several organizations familiar to the local community, including the Belfry Theatre, the BC Arts Council, and Intrepid Theatre where he helped establish the Metro Studio Theatre in 2006 through a novel, collaborative arrangement with the VCM. Most recently, Nathan concluding a four-year appointment as managing director of performing arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the globally recognized artist training centre where he oversaw pedagogy, residencies, and new works across genres of music, theatre, dance, and opera.
Medd returned to Vancouver Island after 15 years working across Canada with leading artists and arts instructors, to support the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s mission to inspire, nurture, and enrich community through excellence in music education, performance, and wellness. Born in Nanaimo and raised on the traditional territory of the Qualicum First Nation, Nathan is a member of a large extended family of educators, artists and builders who live around the Island.