Our mission is to make our Academy the most immersive and supportive musical environment for everyone, where absolutely everyone is welcome, regardless of age, level or musical background and experience. We believe that being a musician is more than just playing an instrument at a high level and as such, every student at VIMA learns how to be the most complete and versatile musician possible. Furthermore, we strive to make the experience and atmosphere of our Program as familial as possible. Apart from 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.
What excites us the most about having our Academy on Vancouver Island is the idea of making 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, and it is our hope that it will inspire our student’s music making and growth as well.