Our History & Philosophy

The VCS Radio Conservatory began in 1985 as the VCA (Vacaville Christian Academy) Musical Arts School. Ralph Martin founded it as a comprehensive instrumental music studies program for students 3rd through 12th grade. It became known for its advanced musical productions and study, earning its UC status as the first UC "honors" course of its type in the country.

VCS Radio Conservatory began heavy focus on cinematic film scoring and historical film score restoration in 2004 as the first orchestra to perform the iconic Metropolis film live with its original music. Since then, the conservatory students have produced several world premieres including full feature score to Peter Pan and early Art Clokey animation films. 

The VCS Radio Conservatory recognizes the unique relationship artists have with the Creator of all things. Being an exceptional artist is honoring to God as His gift of talent is not given frivolously, but in earnest to bring Glory to Him. It is with this understanding that students are instructed and encouraged to pursue their skills to the highest degree possible.

Secular viewpoint:
Art exists to celebrate Man's achievement in honor of Man.

Christian viewpoint:
Art exists to celebrate God's achievement in honor of God.

The Radio Conservatory at Vacaville Christian Schools dedicates its mission to honor God by using contemporary and historical creative connections to awaken the aspiring artist in everyone through a wide range of live and multi-media projects. 

For more information see About Us.