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Vancouver Island University School of Music

Welcome to Vancouver Island University’s Music department… one of the most exciting, vibrant, intense but fun places to work and study on Vancouver Island.

Our students and instructors have one thing in mind…to make great music and musicians and to have fun doing it. VIU’s music department has turned out some of the most successful music makers of any schools on the West Coast. Just take a look at some the accomplished artists who have been here and you will agree... this is the place!

Speaking of place, Nanaimo, where we are located on the east coast of Vancouver Island has an incredibly vibrant music scene for a small (population 80,000) city. There are music venues here that reach from small intimate bistros, to music centric bars, to the excellent 800-seat Port Theatre. And…Nanaimo is a beautiful, inspiring place on the waterfront that inspires us on to greater musical accomplishments.

Study jazz or classical music with any of our instructor-musician faculty members and you will leave VIU with the musical grounding that will stay with you on whatever musical path you choose to follow into the future.

900 Fifth Street

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