British Columbia Association of Community Music Schools
British Columbia Association of Community Music Schools. Organized in 1987 to promote the establishment of and provide support for independent, non-profit conservatories and music schools. The association facilitates the sharing of information, develops common policies with regard to applications for governmental funding, and enables its members to co-ordinate contact with national and international groups of a similar nature. It is the first organization of its kind in British Columbia. At the founding meeting, held 13 Mar 1987 at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 14 schools were represented. By 24 Dec 1990, when the association was registered as a non-profit society, the membership had grown to 18. Denis Donnelly (director of the Victoria Conservatory of Music) was appointed president in 1989.