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Mary Jane Vandekerkhove


Mary Jane Vandekerkhove

RCM Certified
RCM Examiner
Mary Jane received her BMUS in violin performance from her combined studies at Eastman School of Music and the University of British Columbia. She played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for several years, and has performed with Banff Opera Orchestra, BC ballet, Calgary Opera, the Bow Valley Chorus and Cantare Children's Choir for many years. Mary Jane has travelled with various chamber groups to Taiwan, Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Poland as well as performed on Cruise Lines with Princess Cruises and Holland America. Mary Jane has taught violin for over twenty-five years and has had several students win first place and in local festivals such as the Calgary Performing Arts Festival (Kiwanis) and in the Contemporary Showcase. Her students have been finalists in the Canadian Music Competition and have won RCM medals through RCM examinations. Currently, Mary Jane is the Director and Founder of the Calgary Music Academy where she fosters students ages five to twenty in violin performance through high quality instruction and community outreach.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violin

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio

Specialist designation

  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate
  • Violin - Advanced
  • Violin - Elementary
  • Violin - Intermediate


  • 1995 - BMUS - Eastman School of Music and University of British Columbia

School Associations

  • Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association - Provincial / State
  • Canadian Music Centre - National
  • Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner