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VAM Opera Studio presents: Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi

VAM Opera Studio presents: Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi June 12, 13, 14, 7:30 pm | June 15, 2:00 pm Koerner Recital […]

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Koerner Quartet Concert with Ariel Barnes, cello

7:30 pm | Koerner Recital Hall Free admission (registration required) Four esteemed VAM faculty – Nicholas Wright, Jason Ho, Marcus […]

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Orpheum Showcase

2:00 pm | Orpheum Theatre $10 Adults | $6 Students Over 300 VAM students take over the Orpheum in this […]

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Koerner Quartet with Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano
Koerner Quartet with Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano

7:30 pm | Koerner Recital Hall Free admission (registration required) Four esteemed VAM faculty – Nicholas Wright, Jason Ho, Marcus […]

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‘Tales of Romance’: VAMSO Orpheum Concert

2:00 pm | Orpheum Theatre $10 Adults | $6 Students Come hear this concert of notable ‘firsts’: Masquerade introduces VAM’s first […]

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Junior Soundfest summer music camp 2013
Soundfest Summer Music Camps now open!

VAM is pleased to announce a return of its popular Soundfest Music camps, now with new programs! For children ages […]

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An Afternoon with Brahms & Schumann
An Afternoon of Brahms & Schumann with Joseph Elworthy & Leslie Dala

Join two of Vancouver’s most acclaimed musicians, VAM Executive Director Joseph Elworthy and VAMSO Music Director Leslie Dala, as they […]

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  • Sheila Hardy
    Sheila Hardy has earned her ARCT performer's and teacher's degree as well as her Bachelor of Music in Performance from UBC. Ms. Hardy has been a VAM faculty member since 1977 and has been an active committee member of the Vancouver Music Festival Workshop for piano since 1980. From 1964-1971 Sheila was an active chamber musician and teacher in Paris and Southern California. Sheila Hardy is a member of RMTA.

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    Lea Ault
    Lea Ault is a co-owner of the Hapa Izakaya/Hapa Umi restaurant group (www.hapaizakaya.com). Born in Vancouver, she is an alumni of Magee Secondary School, the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Academy of Music. She started taking Kodaly classes in the old VAM building, on the site where City Square stands now (at Cambie and West 12th Avenue) in 1976. When the new Academy opened, she attended Kodaly classes with Mr. Young and studied piano with Mrs. Hardy. (Her sister Erin studied Suzuki piano and ballet with Mrs. Lee.) Her musical training stood her in good stead when she was a member of the national-award-winning Magee Chamber Choir. To pay for university she worked at The Magic Flute on West 4th Avenue and learned much more about classical music during her time there. She spent the 90s traveling and living abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, London, England and Singapore. Now she lives in Vancouver, and still enjoys playing the piano. Her daughters Mio and Hana attend VAM for piano with Rebecca Kelly and Amanda Chan, and ballet with Alice Gerbrecht.

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