Rotary Adventures in Music

In partnership with CYMC, the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise invites your club to sponsor a student in our 2017 Adventures in Music program in the amazing Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia.  This year is the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre’s (CYMC) 50th Anniversary.  It proudly numbers among its alumni Diana Krall, Nancy Argenta, and many more across the country and the globe.

Since 1999 our Rotary club has been supporting CYMC ( and its Instrumental, Jazz and Musical Theatre programs.  The programs are taught by outstanding musicians that are passionate about helping the next generations of musicians get to the next level.

During the month of July, Jazz, Instrumental and Musical Theatre programs run one, two and three weeks respectively. These unique courses are taught by practicing musicians and include master classes, workshops, ensembles, concerto and performance opportunities, jam sessions, applied theory and CYMC Faculty concerts.

CYMC will have a Rotary Grand Finale Concert that is always a community favorite and helps raise the profile of CYMC and Rotary in the Comox Valley.

Program Dates Tuition Room and Board
Island Jazz July 15 – 21 $500 $450
Musical Theatre June 30 – July 21 $900 $900
Instrumental Programs
String Orchestra Academy July 1 – 14 $900 $900
Piano Intensive July 1 – 14 $900 $900

FMI on CYMC please contact the CYMC Office at 250-338-7463 or email

Rotary Strathcona Sunrise contact is Bob Wells at 250-792-1945 or

Yours In Rotary,

Bob Wells