Summer Baroque Intensive Programme for Instrumentalists

July 12 to 17, 2021
At the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Offered in partnership with the Victoria Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, and Victoria Conservatory of Music

Registration is now open.
Application deadline March 31. Late applications may be considered on a case by case basis.

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.


Soile Stratkauskas, Artistic Director
Chloe Meyers (Vancouver); violin
Christi Meyers; violin
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith; violin
Mieka Michaux; viola
Martin Bonham; cello, viol, baroque dance
Christina Hutten (Vancouver); harpsichord
Soile Stratkauskas, flute
Katrina Russell; bassoon

Guest faculty:

Christina Mahler, cello
Curtis Foster (online only); oboe, recorder