Program Fees

On-Campus

Tuition, Room and Board, Activity

$3,785 CAD

  • 6 Private lessons
  • 6 Chamber Music Coachings with faculty
  • Master Classes
  • All Faculty and Guest Artist Solo and Chamber Music Master Classes
  • Daily Chamber/Ensemble and Orchestra Rehearsals
  • Rehearsals and performances with Collaborative Piano Staff (for string players)
  • Solo, Chamber and Orchestra Performances
  • Collaborative Piano Program
  • Musical Theatre Program
  • Choral Classes
  • Ear Training, Rhythm and Theory/Harmony Classes
  • Conducting Classes
  • Scales, Etudes and Technique Classes
  • Orchestral Audition Excerpts Classes
  • Composition Classes
  • Improvisation Classes
  • Participation in Academy Competitions, such as the Scales Competition
  • Admission to all concerts
  • Double Occupancy or Private* (*surcharge applies) residence room with bedding and towels provided
  • Three full buffet meals per day
  • Wi-Fi throughout the facilities
  • Recreation Activities, including use of all sports equipment and facilities throughout Brentwood College
  • Late Night Snack
  • Full Day Off-Campus Excursion*

Off-Campus

Tuition, Activity

$2,375 CAD

  • 6 Private lessons
  • 6 Chamber Music Coachings with faculty
  • Master Classes
  • All Faculty and Guest Artist Solo and Chamber Music Master Classes
  • Daily Chamber/Ensemble and Orchestra Rehearsals
  • Rehearsals and performances with Collaborative Piano Staff (for string players)
  • Solo, Chamber and Orchestra Performances
  • Collaborative Piano Program
  • Musical Theatre Program
  • Choral Classes
  • Conducting Classes
  • Scales, Etudes and Technique Classes
  • Orchestral Audition Excerpts Classes
  • Composition Classes
  • Improvisation Classes
  • Participation in Academy Competitions, such as the Scales Competition
  • Admission to all concerts
  • Wi-Fi throughout the facilities
  • Recreation Activities, including use of all sports equipment and facilities throughout Brentwood College
  • Full Day Off-Campus Excursion*
*This rate does not include the VIMA Festival Ground Daily Fee of $15 CAD. (This fee applies for students registered for a tuition-only course or any visitors, including parents, staying and using the facilities on the campus grounds for over 2-hours a day)*

On-Campus

Room and Board, Activity

$2,365 CAD

*Parents and other family members who are in residence with a student can take advantage of this rate*
  • Admission to all Concerts and Masterclasses (auditing private lessons and classes also possible, provided faculty approval)
  • Double Occupancy or Private* (*surcharge applies) residence room with bedding and towels provided
  • Three full buffet meals per day
  • Wi-Fi throughout the facilities
  • Recreation Activities, including use of all sports equipment and facilities throughout Brentwood College
  • Late Night Snack
  • Full Day Off-Campus Excursion*

Obligatory and Optional Fees

Registration Fee 

The non-refundable registration fee of $200 CAD is applicable to all On-Campus and Off-Campus students and must be recevied at the time of the initial submission of the application form. 

 

Security Deposit 

The refundable security deposit of $100 CAD is applicable to all On-Campus and Off-Campus students and must be recevied at the time of the initial submission of the application form. This fee will be fully refunded upon the satisfactory completition of check-out on the last day of the Academy. 

 

Extra Private Lessons

For students who wish to have more than 6 private lessons during the two-week Academy, this will be accommodated with a surcharge of $150 CAD per additional private lesson. Please indicate your request for extra private lessons (including the amount you want) on the application form.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL FEES:
  • Transportation from Victoria International Airport and/or Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to Brentwood College: $40 CAD
  • Transportation from Brentwood College to Victoria International Airport and/or Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal: $40 CAD
  • VIMA Ground Fees: $15 CAD/day. This fee applies for students registered for a tuition-only course or any visitors (including parents) staying and using the facilities on the campus grounds for over 2 hours a day. This rate does not include meals and accommodation.
  • Meal requests for off-campus students can be accommodated. Please indicate this in the application form if applicable to you.
  • The single occupancy surcharge is $838 CAD. Please indicate your choice of double or single occupancy in the application form.

Deadlines

Applications postmarked after April 30, 2023 will only be considered subject to availability and a late application fee of $100 CAD.

Reservation Deposits

First reservation deposit, equaling 50% of total fees must be received by May 15, 2023. All fees can be paid in instalments, however are due in full by June 15, 2023. Unless on a payment plan schedule, the arrival of the final Program Fees payment after the May 15 deadline may result in the loss of your reservation.

Cancellation of Reservation

Cancellations of your Reservation must be in writing via mail or email and received by the following dates:

Cancellation received by May 15, 2023: Half of the Program Fees will be refunded.

Cancellation after May 15, 2023: No refund is given.

*Please note that the Initial Application Fee is non-refundable.*

COVID-19 Government Restrictions

VIMA strictly adheres to all Federal and Provincial governments restrictions and recommendations on health. Should there be any government regulations limiting the number of attendees to below 100 by June 15, 2023, the current season of the Academy will be cancelled and ALL paid fees, including the application fee and security deposit, will be refunded in full.

Important Application Information

Reservation Deposits
  1. Complete Application Form, including a video recording, and signed Terms and Conditions / Waiver form, Medical History and Emergency Contact form, Rules of Conduct form and Visitor Permission Form (if applicable);
  2. All applicable fees.
IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. For students over 18 years of age who request double occupancy: every effort will be made to match you with another student over 18. If not possible, single occupancy will be required.
  2. The single occupancy surcharge is $838 CAD. Please indicate your choice of double or single occupancy in the application form.
  3. Off-campus students are responsible for their own meals and may not eat or enter the VIMA Cafeteria during the meal times. However, if requested in the application, meal plans for off-campus students can be accommodated. Please indicate this in the application form if applicable to you. A surcharge will apply to this option.
  4. The program fee does not include transportation to and from VIMA.
  5. The application and program fee or any portion of it is non-refundable, unless COVID-19 restrictions still in effect by May 15, 2023.
  6. As there is no lifeguard on duty, any water sport activities including swimming, paddle boards & kayaks can only be used under full adult supervision for students under the age of 18.
  7. Any sport property (including basketballs, tennis rackets etc.) returned damaged will have replacement fees charged.
  8. Teacher selection is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. illness or injury. Accepted students will be expected to attend the Academy, and there will be no refund for cancellation.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND OPTIONS

Every applicant will have the option of paying in full or paying any amount on the payment page. VIMA accepts partial payments as part of a payment schedule. Please indicate in Step 7 of the applciation form if you want to register for a payment schedule. 

 

Please note: Credit Card and Debit payments transacted through PayPal incur a 3.5% surcharge, even if paid in full. A credit surcharge of 3.5% will also be applicable for each partial payment. The 3.5% surcharge will not apply when making a full payment through Interac E-Transfer. 

 

VIMA accepts payment by Credit Card or Bank Transfer via PayPal OR Interac e-Transfer to academy@vancouverislandmusicacademy.ca