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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.

 

Learn more about VAM’s programs

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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  • Greg Cox
    Born in Seattle, Washington, trombonist Gregory Cox has been a member of the Vancouver Symphony since 1976. He holds the Bachelor of Music with distinction from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Emory Remington. Upon graduation he accepted a position with the North Carolina Symphony and appointed the trombone instructor at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Greg has been a guest musician with the Rochester Philharmonic, Rochester Opera and the Winnipeg, Regina and Winston-Salem Symphonies, and the now defunct CBC Chamber Orchestra. Since his return to the Pacific Northwest, Greg has added teaching positions at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Academy of Music and Western Washington University. He is active as an adjudicator, clinician and recitalist in BC, Washington and North Carolina. He has recorded extensively for Mark, Polydor, CRI, Orion and CBC labels. Greg just completed his 35th summer at the Eastern Music Festival under the baton of Gerard Schwarz.

    Greg Cox

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    Jon Kimura Parker
    One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker performed an unprecedented array of piano concertos in the 2010-2011 season, including Rachmaninoff No. 3, Brahms No. 2, Tchaikovsky No. 1, Barber, Gershwin, Beethoven No. 4, Beethoven “Emperor”, Grieg, and several by Mozart. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor. A committed educator, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University. Mr. Parker frequently brings music to public schools in informal concert presentations. His students have performed with major orchestras across the U.S.  Former student Jade Simmons recently brought the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition to the world as their webcasting host. “Jackie” Parker studied with Edward Parker and Keiko Parker privately, Lee Kum-Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1975-1977) and the University of British Columbia, Marek Jablonski at the Banff Centre, and Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School. He won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition.

    Jon Kimura Parker

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