Victoria Conservatory of Music

by Geoff McLean on February 17, 2011

Since 1964 the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has sustained the community of musicians and music lovers in Victoria by supporting the teaching, learning and performance of music at all levels.  This not for profit society celebrates music as therapy and as a developmental aide as well as stimulating entertainment.

Over 1200 hundred students are presently studying various disciplines including piano, voice, brass, wind, strings, jazz, percussion, composition and theory.  As well, the specialized Music Therapy program helps people with special needs experience the joy and benefits of music.

The Vision of the VCM is:  To be a centre of excellence for music through education, performance and music therapy.

And their Mission:  To enrich lives through music as a thriving and sustainable regional centre of excellence, open and accessible to all who desire a meaningful connection with music.

Since its inception, the VCM has outgrown many homes, beginning with a small two story office building on Pandora Ave, and including the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, which was much loved until it too, became too small for the VCM.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is now at home in the beautiful, historic building which formerly housed the Metropolitan United Church.  Two concert halls are contained within the building; one large and one appropriate for recitals, and both with excellent acoustics.

If you are planning a special event, such as a wedding, birthday, grand opening or corporate party you might consider hiring a VCM performer or ensemble to provide accompanying music.

For people who are looking for musical instruction, there are comprehensive programs for children, youth and adults.  No matter your level of skill there are teachers, courses and activities to challenge, entertain and teach you.  Departments at the VCM include:

  • Children’s Music;
  • Adult Continuing Education;
  • Jazz Studies;
  • Keyboard;
  • Strings and Guitar;
  • Theory and Composition;
  • Voice;
  • Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion;
  • Collegium Program, and
  • Orchestras, Ensembles and Choirs.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music has established a sterling reputation amongst musicians and music lovers in Victoria for quality instruction and entertainment.

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top Re/Max Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than a decade, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community.

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