The Vancouver Island Music Academy (VIMA) is a Program for Strings and Piano which strives to create the most immersive and supportive musical environment for everyone, where absolutely everyone is welcome, regardless of age or musical background. We believe that being a musician is more than just playing an instrument at a high level and as such, through our extensive program and course offering, each student at VIMA learns how to be the most complete and versatile musician possible. Furthermore, VIMA is a place where lifelong friendships are created. Apart from the daily musical and recreational activities, our students, parents, faculty, and staff all share meals together and stay in residence houses on campus. Everyone who attends the Academy is part of our family.


The Vancouver Island Music Academy is hosted by Brentwood College. Sheltered on the pristine coastline of Vancouver Island, the College’s 77-acre campus has over one kilometre of waterfront facing the Gulf Islands and stunning views of a snow-capped Mount Baker. The College is located forty kilometres north of Victoria and is adjacent to the village of Mill Bay. With access to world class facilities like the Arts Building and the Main Stage of the T. Gil Bunch Theatre for Performing Arts, along with the use of Bechstein and Steinway Grand Pianos, students at VIMA study and perform music in the most ideal and optimal settings.

The unique location of VIMA enables our students and faculty to make music together in nature. With mountains on one side, and the Pacific Ocean on the other, one is surrounded by nature and scenery that is unmatched anywhere in the world. This immersion in nature inspired great composers like Beethoven and Brahms, much like it will inspire you.


At the Vancouver Island Music Academy, we are looking forward to welcoming you for two wonderful and memorable weeks of music making in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

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