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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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Want to learn more about the programs that VAM has to offer?  Click below for our Summer 2015 and 2015/16 brochures:

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  • Katrin Poemmerl
    Katrin Pömmerl is a young, aspiring soprano from Munich who has quickly established herself in Vancouver. She received her earliest music education in Germany, studying piano, organ, and violin. She was also an active member in various choirs. Katrin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Munich; she now continues to pursue her career in music. Whilst in Germany, Katrin worked intensively with children in music schools, elementary schools, and children’s choirs. Her love and passion for music, especially classical voice, has brought her to Vancouver, where she is currently completing her Bachelor of Music Degree in Opera Performance under the careful direction of VAM’s head of the opera studio, David Meek. As an active member of VAM’s opera studio, Katrin has been featured as Marzelline in Fidelio, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Ännchen in Der Freischütz and one of The Three Ladies in The Magic Flute. Katrin was also featured in recent engagements as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, soprano soloist in Bach’s Mass in B-minor, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Besides pursuing an active singing career, Katrin has also been active around VAM as the official RCM theory tutor, and as camp counselor for VAM’s successful Soundfest Summer Music Camps.

    Katrin Pömmerl

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    Carol Tsai
    Carol Tsai, age 19, is an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa, studying with Paul Marleyn. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Carol studied cello for seven years with Audrey Nodwell at the Vancouver Academy of Music, during which time she was also principal cellist of the Vancouver Academy Orchestra and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. Winner of several concerto competitions, she has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the U.S. She has been invited repeatedly to represent Vancouver in the Performing Arts Festival of BC and featured in the Gala Showcase Concert. She is a prize-winner in competitions across Canada, including the Canadian Music Competition. Her award-winning cello trio also won many prizes, including a radio-broadcast of their performance. Accepted in 2010 into the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, she now plays as a regular member with the OSO at the National Arts Centre. In 2011, she participated in the first International Winnipeg Cello Festival, performing on the same stage as many world-renowned cellists in the Centennial Concert Hall. A frequent participant at music festivals, she most recently spent an enriching summer at the Banff Centre. She now plays on a 1950 Marinus Capicchioni cello loaned to her by the Chi Mei Culture Foundation.

    Carol Tsai

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