The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) is set to open its first-ever Vancouver Island branch this summer. Like CMC BC's existing branch in downtown Vancouver, the Victoria Creative Hub will host a unique library of Canadian music and offer free instructional resources and workshops.
Opening on August 9, the hub is part of a new partnership between CMC BC and the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) at VCM's library. The Victoria Creative Hub will provide free access to a specially curated lending library of over 200 Canadian scores primarily of student repertoire and works by Vancouver Island composers, as well as pedagogical materials for teaching composition to students of all ages. Workshops and lectures will be offered, showcasing the ever-evolving world of Canadian musical creation. Within Greater Victoria schools, the Victoria Creative Hub will re-launch the CMC’s Composer in the Classroom program, an outreach initiative sparking student passion for music composition.
CMC BC’s Victoria branch will also help serve the community’s score printing and binding needs as a local provider of these highly specialized services.
The CMC’s associate composer Christopher Reiche will manage the Victoria Creative Hub on site as outreach coordinator.
As of August 9, the Victoria Creative Hub will be open Mondays and Fridays from 1 – 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 12– 4 p.m.
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