Victoria Conservatory of Music

Victoria Conservatory of Music

About the Conservatory

Vision: A Centre for Excellence and enjoyment of music through education, performance and music therapy.

Mission: To enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all.

There is no question – music inspires and soothes our souls from the first days of our lives. As babies, lullabies rock us to sleep and help us bond with our parents. As toddlers and young children, we begin to really hear music, recognize it, and dance to its beat. As youth and adults, music inspires us to move even more and express our thoughts and feelings when our own words just don’t quite fit. Music is one of those things in life that grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go. And that life-long adventure can begin within the halls of the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM).

Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music has enriched lives through music by fostering a thriving community of musicians and music lovers who celebrate the teaching, learning and performance of music at all levels. Whether you want to introduce your child to the world of music, you’re a college student preparing for a music career, you’re rekindling a long lost love of an instrument you once played, or as a senior you’re now deciding that the time is right to finally learn guitar, the VCM has the educational experience that’s right for you.

We’re very proud to offer classes in a variety of disciplines including piano, strings, brass, wind, voice, jazz, percussion, composition, theory, and music therapy each taught by our highly respected and acclaimed faculty – many of whom are world-renowned performers. Students of the VCM also get to experience the magic of performing on stage to large and small audiences in our two fine performance venues, Alix Goolden Performance Hall and Wood Hall.

Passion fills all the halls at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and we invite you to share in the experience. Make this year your year to make music at the VCM!

Services Offered

  • Individual music lessons
  • Group music lessons
  • Concerts
  • Alix Goolden Hall rental
  • Wood Recital Hall rental
  • Wedding Venue Rental
  • Post-Secondary Music Diplomas
  • Early Childhood Music Education
  • Music Therapy

Connection to Community

We have been a vital arts organization and one of the largest not-for-profits in Victoria since 1964.

Also, we currently have over 1,800 students. Youngest is 4months and oldest is 92 yrs. In 2014 we will be the first school in Canada to offer a Certificate in Music Technologies delivered entirely online.


In order to keep tuition's affordable and continue to make music education accessible to all, we rely on fundraising and the generous donations from our community for 25% of our annual operating budget. With your help we have become a world-class music school, an important performance venue, and a heritage landmark.

For more information on how you can support the VCM please Click HERE

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