News & Events



We are postponing our FESTIVAL MUSICALIA. Please be aware that we are not cancelling this event, but simply postponing it until further notice. Anyone who has purchased tickets will still be able to use those when we resume the Festival. If anyone needs a refund, we can see to that once this critical time has past.



The NCM has made the decision, for the sake of our faculty and students, to switch to online lessons, effective immediately. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will not be doing any one on one lessons either at the NCM or in our Instructors personal studio’s. We want to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus.
We ask our parents and students to please touch base with your Instructors to
arrange your online lessons. We would like to encourage keeping a routine as much as possible during this time. We are willing to work with our faculty, our students and their families to make sure that everyone still keeps a sense of normalcy while we wait this out.
We will be the first ones to open our doors again, when we get the all clear. In the meanwhile please make sure to wash your hands, respect social distancing and if need be, self quarantine. 

If you have any questions, please contact the NCM office and someone will get back to you shortly. #250-754-4611
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

In case of school closures or lesson cancellations due to weather, any updates will be located on our facebook page. click here


The NCM Renovations Fundraising Campaign

Please see “SUPPORT US” to read about our Renovation Campaign. We are hoping to raise enough funds to cover some much needed renovations at our school.


The NCM Quarterly Newsletters

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For Young String, Woodwind, or Brass Instrumentalists,

 Pianists and Singers

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra will choose one soloist or duo to perform a full concerto or concert piece as part of the NCO performances on Saturday May 30th and Sunday May 31st, 2019. The winner will also receive a prize of $400.00.

Applicants’ must:

  • Be 13- 21 years of age as of January 1st, 2020
  • Specify a desired concerto or concert piece for solo/duo string, wind or brass instrument, solo piano or solo/duo voice ACCOMPANIED BY STRING ORCHESTRA ONLY. Any entries requiring additional instruments will not be considered.
  • Reside in the central Vancouver Island area
  • Provide own accompanist for audition
  • Must demonstrate a performance level at or above Royal Conservatory grade 7


  • 1st STAGE- Applicants’ music choice only- due by December 20th, 2019 or earlier via email to
  • 2nd STAGE- Upon approval of 1st stage full application is due by February 7th, 2020


  • Successful Applicants will be contacted after February 7th, 2020 to arrange audition times
  • Auditions will occur on February 16th, 2020
  • The selected soloist must be available for Wednesday evening rehearsals and for the performance dates of May 30th and May 31st, 2020.

Application forms and rules are available at:

Nanaimo Conservatory of Music

For more information, contact:

Leslie Krull

(250) 758-3317