REGISTER
DONATE
TICKETS
LOG IN
Like VAM on Facebook VAM's YouTube Channel
soundfest2013

Summer Camps for Kids

VAM is pleased to announce a return of its popular summer camps for kids! The Koerner Quartet String Seminar, Suzuki Summer Camp, and the Dancefest are now all open for registration!

VAM Class Recommendation Tool

Tell us about yourself and we'll recommend classes and lessons to fit your learning needs.

Step 1 - Select Student Age:
3 Months - 3 Years
3 Years - 5 Years
5 Years - 12 Years
12 Years - 18 Years
18 Years +
Step 2 - Select Instrument / Subject:
Early Childhood
Music History
Brain Booster
Classical Guitar
Fiddle
Ballet
Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Flute
French Horn
Harp
Kodaly
Oboe
Orff
Percussion
Piano
Theory
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice
Step 3 - Select Music Experience: (optional)
Years of Study
0-2 Years
2-4 Years
4+ Years
Royal Conservatory of Music
RCM Grade 1
RCM Grade 2
RCM Grade 3
RCM Grade 4
RCM Grade 5
RCM Grade 6
RCM Grade 7
RCM Grade 8
RCM Grade 9
RCM Grade 10
RCM ARCT
Suzuki
Suzuki Book 1
Suzuki Book 2
Suzuki Book 3
Suzuki Book 4
Suzuki Book 5
Suzuki Book 6
Suzuki Book 7
Suzuki Book 8
Suzuki Book 9
Suzuki Book 10
  • A Place to Perform
  • A Place to Aspire
  • A Place to Grow
  • A Place for Fun
  • A Place for Inspiration
  • A Place to Park
  • A Place to Excel
  • Cicely Nelson
    Classically-trained violinist Cicely Nelson has completed extensive teacher training and certification in the Suzuki Method at the School for Strings in New York City, where she studied under teacher trainers Ekaterina Gerson, Allen Lieb, Louise Behrend, and Sasha Yudkovsky, and taught in the Start-Up Program, a program for disadvantaged children. Before joining the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music in 2012, she served on the faculty at the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle for two years. While obtaining her Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University, she studied violin at Mannes College under Shirley Givens and Joey Corpus. She completed her Master’s of Music Degree in violin performance at the University of British Columbia under David Gillham in May of 2013, where she is presently pursuing a second Master's degree in viola performance. An avid performer and chamber musician, she has participated n the Ameropa (Czech Republic), Domaine Forget (Québec), and Bowdoin Music Festivals (Maine). She is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Royal Conservatory of Music and participates in continued education in Suzuki Pedagogy. Both her teaching and performing are informed by her lifelong background in movement (performance and therapy).

    Cicely  Nelson

    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

    With Generous
    Support from: