Post-Concert Meet-and-Greet 1Education is a pillar of the VICO’s mandate. We are proud to offer a range of unique learning opportunities, including:

  • Music of the Whole World: free lecture-performance series presented at the Vancouver Public Library and other venues (currently being adapted to an online format – stay tuned for details!)
  • Professional development workshops for established musicians and composers, on topics such as “Bridging the Aural-Written Divide”
  • Sounds Global Composers’ Workshop 
  • The VICO Summer Academy (on hiatus for 2020/21 – stay tuned for info about 2022!)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (2020/21 Season)

 

SOUNDS GLOBAL COMPOSERS’ WORKSHOPS

May-July 2021

These workshops are designed to introduce composers to traditional instruments from all over the world. Registered participants are encouraged to bring sketches of works in progress for these instruments, to be workshopped by VICO musicians over the course of 3 or 4 sessions. Finished new works will then be performed and recorded. 

Details and registration information available now!

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VICO SUMMER ACADEMY

The VICO Summer Academy is an innovative educational initiative that offers hands-on experience in creating and performing intercultural music, over the course of a 1-week intensive. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professional VICO musicians and composers, acquiring new knowledge about orchestration, instrumental techniques (in particular for traditional non-Western instruments that may be unfamiliar to them), improvisation, intercultural ensemble skills and rehearsal methodologies. The Academy is on hiatus for 2020 but will be back in 2021 – watch this space for details!