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    Victoria Conservatory of Music

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    900 Johnson Street

    Victoria, BC
    V8V 3N4
    Canada
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    A non-profit organization founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has earned an outstanding reputation of quality in education, performance, and music therapy. As a music school for the whole community, the VCM welcomes students of all ages and musical abilities, and teaches in all musical genres from classical to contemporary and music technology.

    Each year, over 4,500 students take part in an extensive array of disciplines through our:

    • Conservatory School of Classical Music
    • School of Contemporary Music
    • School of Music Technology and Creativity
    • Postsecondary School in partnership with Camosun College
    • and Early Childhood Music, Music Outreach, and Music Therapy programs

    Over 110 world-class faculty members teach voice, keyboard, strings, brass, woodwinds, theory, children’s music, and more.

    The Victoria Conservatory of Music currently has two beautiful locations.

    Downtown
    900 Johnson Street | Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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    Westhills
    210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford
    (In the new YM/YWCA Langford Aquatic Complex)

    The Victoria Conservatory of Music is a registered Canadian charity (#108172255RR0001)

    Looking to connect? Please visit our VCM Contact Page.

    Quick Links

    New Students – How to Register

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    Quick Class/Ensemble Search & Register – NEW!

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    Tuition Fees and Payment Information

    The Fine Print

    VCM Academic Calendar_2021-22


    Program Areas

    Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

    Conservatory School of Classical Music

    School of Contemporary Music

    School of Music Technology & Creativity

    Postsecondary Studies

    Music Therapy

    Additional Program Links

    Collegium – Young Artists Program

    Westhills Classes, Ensembles & Lessons

    Online Classes, Ensembles & Lessons


    Early Childhood Music (Birth – 5 years)

    Art & Music Safari at Westhills (5-10 years) – Winter Drop in Sessions! Oct 16 – Dec 4

    Music for Life
    Health and safety measures are in place for these classes including the requirement that all adult participants wear masks and show proof of vaccination status prior to attending the group class. Please note: in an effort to minimize risk for all attendees, the focus will be on exploring musical elements thru percussion instruments, movement, and games rather than singing at this time.

    Music for Life – Downtown

    Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
    Fall/Spring Term | 8:30am: Nov 15 – Jan 24 | Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13
    Fall/Spring Term | 9:15am: Nov 15 – Jan 24 | Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13
    Fall Term | 10:45am: Nov 15 – Jan 24

    Music for Life (2-3 years)
    Spring Term | 10:00am: Nov 15 – Jan 24 | Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13
    Spring Term | 10:45am:  Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13

    Music for Life (3-5 years)
    Fall/Spring Term | Nov 15 – Jan 24Jan 31 – Mar 21 | Apr 4 – Jun 13

    Music for Life – Westhills

    Westhills Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
    Fall Term | 8:30am: Nov 16 – Jan 25
    Fall/Spring Term | 9:15am: Nov 16 – Jan 25Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

    Westhills Music for Life (2-3 years)
    Fall/Spring Term | 10:00am: Nov 16 – Jan 25 | Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14
    Fall/Spring Term | 10:45am: Nov 16 – Jan 25 | Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

    Westhills Music for Life (3-5 years)
    Fall/Spring Term | 11:30am: Nov 16 – Jan 25 | Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

    Music for Life at Saanich Commonwealth Place: Presented by the Victoria Conservatory of Music
    Music for Life (1-2 years) | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Mar 14 | Apr 8 – Jun 17


     

    Conservatory School of Classical Music

    Collegium – Young Artists Program

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    Keyboard

    Piano for Adult Beginners – Level 1 | Spring Term: Feb 2 – May 18

    Piano for Beginners (5-6 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1/3 – May 17/19 | Tue 4:00pm Thurs 4:00pm | Thurs 5:15pm

    Strings

    Adult Introductory String Orchestra
    Fall Term, Session 2: Nov 6 – Dec 14 | 7:15pm 8:30pm
    Spring Term, Session 3: Jan 11 – Feb 15

    Cello Chamber Ensemble | Fall Term: Sep 16 – Jan 20 | Spring Term: Feb 3 – May 26

    Cello Orchestra | Fall Term: Sep 17 – Jan 21 | Spring Term: Jan 28 – May 27

    Group Cello for Adult Beginners | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11

    Guitar for Adults | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31

    Guitar Orchestra | Fall Term: Sep 18 – Jan 22 | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 4

    Intergenerational Ukulele Group Class | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 31

    Sinfonia II: String Quartet
    Fall Term, Session 2:  Nov 27 – Jan 15
    Spring Term, Session 3:  Jan 29 – Mar 5

    String Orchestra – Intermediate | Full Year: Sep 8 – Jun 1

    String Orchestra – Preparatory | Full Year: Sep 14 – May 31

    Suzuki Violin | Fall Term: Sep 11 – Jan 15 | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 18

    Suzuki Cello | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 5

    Westhills Suzuki Violin – Prep I Class | Returning Fall 2022

    Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Fall 2022

    Voice

    Advanced Voice Workshop | Returning Spring 2022

    Classical Choir/VCM Chorale | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 14

    Opera Studio | 2021-22 Offering: Details coming soon

    Sight-Singing for Choristers | Returning Spring 2022

    Vocal Diction and IPA | Spring Term: Jan 13 – Apr 14

    Winds & Brass

    Academy Flute Choir | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Jun 4

    Basic Brass (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Jan 31 – Jun 6

    Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

    Clarinet Choir | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

    Online Recorder Band | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Mar 10

    Simple Trumpet Tunes  (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Jan 31 – Jun 6

    Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

    Sinfonia I: Recorder Consorts
    Fall Term, Session 2:  Nov 27 – Jan 15
    Spring Term, Session 3: Jan 29 – Mar 5

    Winds & Brass Youth Chamber Intensive | Spring Term: Details coming soon! 

    Theory

    See the School of Music Tech & Creativity below


    School of Contemporary Music

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    BCFO – Fiddle | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

    BCFO – Band | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

    Combos & Bands Mentorship Program | Bring your existing band or combo to the VCM for mentoring, let us help you expand your existing combo or band, or create a new one

    In-Person Folkestra | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Online Folkestra | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    In-Person Joy of Life Choir | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Online Joy of Life Choir | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Intro to Fiddle – All Ages Welcome | Spring Term: Jan 6 – Mar 24

    Intro to BCFO – Fiddle | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

    Intro to BCFO – Band | Full Year: Sep 9 – Jun 23

    Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Fiddle | Returning 2022-23

    Old-Time Dance Orchestra – Band | Returning 2022-23

    Online Sing & Strum Ukulele | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11 | Apr 25 – Jun 13

    Vocal Jazz Ensemble | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

    Youth Rock Band – Downtown | Spring Term: Feb 7 – Jun 13

    Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Spring Term: Feb 8 – Jun 14


    School of Music Technology & Creativity

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    Theory

    Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-22 – All levels

    Sight-Singing for Choristers | Returning Fall 2022

    Composing as Singer-Songwriter | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

    Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 14

    Fundamentals of Music Theory 2 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Harmony and Counterpoint | 2021-22

    Intro to Basic Conducting | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

    Intro to Performance Awareness | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

    Intro to Songwriting | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

    Learn Push! (Ableton Live Suite 11) | Spring Term: Jan 5 – Feb 9

    Online VCM Composition Clubs | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Mar 12

    Online Creative Composition with Sonic Pi | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Mar 5 – New!

    Online Foundations of Stage Presence | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

    Online History 9 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History 10 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History ARCT | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History of Blues and Rock | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 14

    Online Intro to Folk and World Music | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

    Online Music in the Western World | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

    Online Spring Break Theory & Ear Training Class | Spring Term: Mar 21 – Mar 25 – New!


    Postsecondary Studies

    Department of Postsecondary Studies: Diploma in Music Performance | Certificate in Music Technologies | Certificate in Music Creativity and Performance Foundations | Certificate in Music Teaching


    Music Therapy

    vcm.bc.ca/program-areas/therapy


    Westhills Classes, Ensembles & Lessons

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    Individual Lesson Faculty teaching at Westhills

    Art & Music Safari at Westhills (5-10 years) – Winter Drop in Sessions! Oct 16 – Dec 4

    Basic Brass – Westhills (7-10 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

    Simple Trumpet Tunes – Westhills (6-9 years) | Spring Term: Feb 1 – May 17

    Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-22 – All levels

    Westhills Cello Choir | Returning Fall 2022

    Westhills Suzuki Violin – Prep I Class Returning Fall 2022

    Youth Rock Band – Westhills | Spring Term: Feb 8 – Jun 14

    Music for Life
    Health and safety measures are in place for these classes including the requirement that all adult participants wear masks and show proof of vaccination status prior to attending the group class. Please note: in an effort to minimize risk for all attendees, the focus will be on exploring musical elements thru percussion instruments, movement, and games rather than singing at this time.

    Music for Life – Westhills

    Westhills Music for Little Ones (Babies & 1 year)
    Fall Term | 8:30am: Nov 16 – Jan 25
    Fall/Spring Term | 9:15am: Nov 16 – Jan 25Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

    Westhills Music for Life (2-3 years)
    Fall/Spring Term | 10:00am: Nov 16 – Jan 25 | Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14
    Spring Term | 10:45am: Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14

    Westhills Music for Life (3-5 years)
    Fall/Spring Term | 11:30am: Nov 16 – Jan 25 | Feb 1 – Apr 12 | Apr 19 – Jun 14


    Online Classes & Ensembles

    Referral Form – Individual Lessons

    Harmony and Counterpoint | 2021-2022

    Online VCM Composition Clubs | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Mar 12

    Online Creative Composition with Sonic Pi | Spring Term: Feb 5 – Mar 5 – New!

    Online Folkestra | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Online Foundations of Stage Presence | Spring Term: Jan 15 – Apr 9

    Online History 9 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History 10 | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History ARCT | Full Year: Sep 15 – May 11

    Online History of Blues and Rock | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 14

    Online Intro to Folk and World Music | Spring Term: Jan 14 – Apr 8

    Online Joy of Life Choir | Fall Term: Sep 15 – Dec 15 | Spring Term: Jan 12 – Apr 13

    Online Music in the Western World | Spring Term: Jan 11 – Apr 12

    Online Recorder Band | Spring Term: Feb 3 – Mar 10

    Online Sing & Strum Ukulele | Spring Term: Jan 10 – Apr 11 | Apr 25 – Jun 13

    Online Spring Break Theory & Ear Training Class | Spring Term: Mar 21 – Mar 25 – New!

    Sound Advice Theory and Ear Training | 2021-2022 – All levels

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