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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

    6 Questions with Dora Brooks

    Originally from China, pianist Wenwen Du trained with her mentor, Professor Lee Kum Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (Canada). Wenwen earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from VAM. As a solo pianist Wenwen has been awarded prizes from the Third Prokofiev International Piano Competition (Ukraine) and the Third Wiesbaden Piano Competition (Germany) as well as winning scholarships from the Vancouver Chopin Society (Canada). She has given solo recitals in China, North America and Europe. Wenwen is an active collaborative pianist, training at the Oxford Lieder Festival (UK), at the Franz Schubert Institut (Austria), and at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (UK). Her teachers have included Elly Ameling, Wolfgang Holzmair, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake and Imogen Cooper. Wenwen currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, while maintaining a local and international performance schedule. Most recently, she appeared at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy) and in recital with Mr. Bostridge in Dallas (USA) and Schloss Elmau (Germany). She will tour North America with Mr. Bostridge in April. Photo courtesy of  Sophie Zhai

    Wenwen Du

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