Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC
July 12-17, 2021
An intensive training program in period instrument performance, led by members of the Victoria Baroque and Pacific Baroque Orchestra. This course is for players already experienced in baroque instruments, as well as those with no prior experience. The program welcomes music students, professional musicians and advanced amateurs. Instruction is available for strings, woodwinds, and harpsichord. Ensembles are formed according to the students’ level.
The Baroque Academy is an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in baroque instrument performance, and develop one’s technical and stylistic understanding and ensemble skills in a focused and friendly environment. The course offers a generous amount of one-to-one instruction and small group and orchestral coaching by leading West Coast early music specialists.
Due to the BC government’s recommendation against inter-provincial and international travel, this year’s program is only available for participants currently residing in BC.
All programs will take place onsite at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street).
Soile Stratkauskas; flute and artistic director
Chloe Meyers; violin
Christi Meyers; violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith; violin
Mieka Michaux; viola
Christina Mahler; cello
Martin Bonham; cello, viol
Christina Hutten; harpsichord
Katrina Russell; bassoon
- July 12-17, 2021
- fee: $505 + $30 application fee*
This course includes:
- Ensembles and chamber music
- Private and group lessons
- Master classes
- In-house performance opportunities
Classes run daily 9am – 5:30pm
(Individual schedules may start later or finish earlier)
The number of participants is limited to 32.
*Course fees only cover c.60% of this programme; through the generous support of the Victoria Baroque and Early Music Vancouver the fees are kept as low as possible to make this course affordable to all students.
Baroque instruments are encouraged but not required. Those using modern instruments will need baroque bows, gut strings on the top two strings, and to tune to A=415.
Flutes, oboes, recorders, bassoons:
Baroque instruments are required and must be pitched at A=415.
There are some baroque instruments and bows available for loan.
For inquiries about instruments and gut strings, email: email@example.com
Registration is now open through Victoria Conservatory of Music. Click here for details.
Winners of EMV’s BC Scholarship programme can use a portion of their award to attend the course.