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Welcome to the Vancouver Academy of Music. For over forty years VAM has set the highest standard for music education in Western Canada, while providing for Vancouver a facility that serves as a central hub of musical activity. Discover our personalized approach to music instruction  and learn how we can facilitate your pursuit of creative excellence.


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  • Rosalind Beale-Dala
    Soprano Rosalind Beale-Dala holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music/Camosun College where she studied with renowned voice teacher Selena James.  She has also studied at the Banff Centre for the Arts, McGill University and Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical studies in Aldeburgh, England. Rosalind has performed across Canada in recitals, operas, workshops, on CBC and CJRT radio stations.  Roles include Rose in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, and Le Feu from L’Enfant and Les Sortileges by Maurice Ravel.  As a passionate enthusiast of contemporary music, she has premiered works by a number of Canadian composers including Chris Paul Harman, Owen Underhill, D Andrew Stewart, Cameron Wilson and Derek Charke.  She was also a founding member of Current Sound Opera(tions) and of Hear Me Out! (Music Society), as well as an active member of The Little Chamber Music Series that Could Society. all dedicated to the performance and development of contemporary music. Highlight performances include: the World premiere of Playground Rhymes for Grownups, a song cycle by composer Cameron Wilson and writer Bill Richardson; soloist  in Ancient Voices for Children by George Crumb  and soloist in The Hums and Song of Winnie the Pooh by Oliver Knussen whom she had the privilege of working with at the Britten Pears School.  Other performances include the Vancouver premiere of Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot by Peter Maxwell Davies and also the world premiere of The Sea and the Bells by Cameron Wilson, a song cycle for voice and orchestra dedicated to the memory of Wallace Leung; workshop performances in Zurich, Switzerland of Deep  Structure, a one woman show with voice and electronics by Swiss composer Knut Remond and a concert tour of Pierrot Lunaire with the Schoenberg Legacy Ensemble in and around Zurich, Switzerland. As a passionate and dedicated voice and piano teacher, Rosalind has extensive experience throughout the Lower Mainland teaching a variety of ages and levels encompassing a wide range of repertoire and genres of music.  Rosalind is the proud mother of two sons, Christopher and Andreas and wife of conductor Leslie Dala.

    Rosalind Beale-Dala

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    Anne Shih
    Anne Shih is the Professor of Violin, Musikhochschule in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Formerly, Professor of Violin, Oberlin Conservatory and the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Last assistant of Josef Gingold, her mentor at Indiana University where she earned both her BM and MM ( Honours). Co-founder of the Wisconsin Virtuosi Artist Series in the USA. Artistic Director of Norfolk Concerts UK, Casalmaggiore International Festival and the Mainzer Virtuosi. Board Member of MING Connection Mainz e.V. Teaches and performs at numerous international Festivals, including the International Beethovenfest in Bonn, Casalmaggiore International Festival, Euro and Auer Festivals. Masterclasses throughout Europe, Asia and North America. International jurist. Performances on violin and piano throughout Europe (including Wigmore Hall), North America and the Far East. International jurist. Performs on a 1711 Guarnerius Joseph filius Andreae violin, also known as the ex -Wurlitzer.

    Anne Shih

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