JULY 2020 in Victoria, BC

Information for the 2020 course will be available in October 2019

In July 2019 the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Baroque, and Early Music Vancouver (EMV) worked together to produce a week-long summer intensive training program in period instrument performance led by members of Victoria Baroque and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. The second iteration of the Baroque Academy is scheduled for July 2020. Details and final dates will be made available in October 2019

This course will once again be aimed at players who already have experience playing on baroque instruments as well as those with no prior experience but who have a solid proficiency on their modern instrument equivalents and are interested in taking their first steps with period instruments. The programme welcomes advanced music students, professional musicians and advanced amateurs.  Instruction is available for strings, woodwinds, and harpsichord.

There are some baroque instruments and bows available for loan (inquiries can be sent to Soile Stratkauskas, course director at

This course an exciting and low cost opportunity to immerse oneself in baroque instrument performance, and to expand one’s technical and stylistic understanding and skills in a focused and friendly environment. The programme offers a generous amount of one-to-one instruction and small group and orchestral coaching by leading West Coast early music specialists.

The Course Includes:
Baroque orchestra
Chamber music
Private and group lessons
Performance opportunities
Faculty concert


Soile Stratkauskas; flute and course director
Chloe Meyers; violin
Christi Meyers; violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith; violin
Mieka Michaux; viola
Martin Bonham; cello and viol
Nathan Whittaker; cello
Christina Hutten; harpsichord
Curtis Foster; oboe and recorder
Katrina Russell; bassoon

For inquiries please contact course director Soile Stratkauskas at


Winners of the BC Scholarship programme can use a portion of their award to attend the course.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is located in downtown Victoria, 900 Johnson Street.

Low cost accommodation is available at the University of Victoria Campus, on a direct bus route 15 minutes away from the Conservatory.

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