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Welcome to VAM! Located at scenic Vanier Park at Kits Point, VAM is BC's largest and most established music school.

From Early Childhood to Adult Learning, VAM has delivered world-class music education to students of all ages and abilities for 44 years. Over a three year period our enrolment has increased 30%, spurred by new programs and fresh initiatives driven by our expert faculty.

Come learn of the unparalleled value of studying at VAM and select your own musical pathway. Register today, be a part of VAM's legacy of excellence - let your musical journey begin!

Joseph Elworthy,
Executive Director

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  • Xue Feng Wei
    Xue Feng Wei has been a member of the first violin of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 1998. She began studying violin at age nine in the China Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with Professor Xiao-Zhi Huang, Wei-jian Zhao and Hua-Cheng Si Tu. She earned her Bachelor degree. Xue Feng served as the Concertmaster assistant of the National Chamber Orchestra in China from 1988 to 1994. She has played as a soloist with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the National Chamber Orchestra. She moved to Bogota, Colombia in 1994. As the Concertmaster assistant of Philamonic Orchestra de Bogota, she also performed Brahms, Bruch and Prokofiev violin concertos with the orchestra. She moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1998.

    Xue Feng Wei

    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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