Victoria Conservatory of Music

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Victoria Conservatory of Music
Hawksley Workman at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.jpg
Canadian rock singer Hawksley Workman performing at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 2006
900 Johnson Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3N4
School type Music school
Dean Stephen Green
Alumni Hy Chanthavouth

Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is a music school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The 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 including classical, contemporary and music technology.[1] Each year, over 4,500 students take part in an extensive array of disciplines including woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboard, strings, voice, jazz, theory and composition, and programs such as music therapy, teacher training, early children’s music programs and Summer Music Academies.  In addition, the VCM offers a two-year performance-oriented post-secondary diploma program in partnership with Camosun College, credits from which are transferable to every major University in Canada. The VCM was once located at Craigdarroch Castle,[2] and also spent time in a building on the grounds of St. Ann's Academy,[3] but is now located at 900 Johnson Street, a building previously used as a church by the United Church of Canada.[4] as well as a second beautiful location at 210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford. Cambodian musician Hy Chanthavouth studied at VCM.[5] Stephen Green is VCM's dean.[6]


  1. ^ "Try out a tuba at Victoria Conservatory of Music's open house". Victoria News. September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Danda Humphreys (2004). Building Victoria: Men, Myths, and Mortar. Heritage House Publishing. p. 57. ISBN 1894384687. 
  3. ^ Dorothy Mindenhall (2012). Unbuilt Victoria. Dundurn Group. p. 173. ISBN 1459701763. 
  4. ^ Betty Gordon Funke (2004). Tweed Curtain Pioneers. Trafford Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 1412009758. 
  5. ^ Annalee Grant (September 6, 2012). "The return of Hy Chanthavouth: Cambodian tenor visits his home-away-from home". Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ Amy Smart (September 1, 2012). "Toronto educator is dean at VCM". Times Colonist. Retrieved September 12, 2012.