Events

Welcome to VAM, a place of vibrancy where the inspiring nature of the performing arts is celebrated. Founded in 1969, VAM has been spreading a love of learning and musical excellence for generations of aspiring musicians. In addition to our primary focus as a centre of music education, VAM also acts as a central hub for concerts and cultural events, producing a wide variety of events – orchestra, chamber music, vocal theatre, recitals and masterclasses – which offer a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family’s cultural experience within VAM’s musical community.

Piano Masterclass with Jon Kimura Parker

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Mr. Parker has performed as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch in Carnegie Hall, toured Europe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andre Previn,… Read more »

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition Finals

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition is designed to identify young talented woodwind and brass students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Award recipients are provided with a performance opportunity and scholarship money to assist with their studies at VAM.

Strawberry & Tea

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series, Strawberry & Tea, features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Combine an afternoon stroll at scenic Vanier Park with a cultural pit-stop at VAM’s Mary Olson Hall for an afternoon of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!

VAM Schola Cantorum and Vancouver Viols

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 3:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: music for springtime from the English renaissance for choir and viols. Featuring works by Weelkes, Gibbons, and Byrd in a special collaboration with the Vancouver Viols.

Barbara Clague Festival of Song

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: A humanitarian, social justice and arts advocate, Barbara Clague was dedicated to the arts and, most importantly, people.  The Barbara Clague Festival of Song was established in her honour to nourish up-and-coming young singers and their talents.  Join us for an afternoon of song and music – this is a marvelous opportunity to… Read more »

Spring Orchestral Festival: Concertante & Camerata String Orchestras

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Share the joy of the spring season with five of VAM’s orchestras in their second three-concert festival of the year! In the first installment of the festival, Camerata String Orchestra concludes its inaugural season and the elite Concertante String Orchestra follows in the great tradition of string ensembles performing without a conductor. VAM’s… Read more »

Eljse de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Chamber music: a conversation between friends. Come hear the culminating event for VAM’s Chamber Music Institute in honour of VAM’s visionary founding president, Elsje de Ridder Armstrong.

Brain Boosters Math Competition

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Presented by VAM’s Brain Boosters Math program, the 2017 competition celebrates whole-minded learning methods through strengthening comprehension of math, logic, and problem-solving skills.

Spring Orchestral Festival: VAM Pre-Junior Strings & Junior Symphony

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Share the joy of the spring season with five of VAM’s orchestras in their second three-concert festival of the year! In the second concert, VAM Pre-Junior Strings and Junior Symphony showcase the foundation of VAM’s Orchestral Training Program in VAM’s Koerner Recital Hall. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation

VAM Spring Carnival & Open House

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00am-2:00pm

Vancouver Academy of Music

VAM’s Spring Carnival & Open House is the perfect opportunity for both prospective and existing students to celebrate the VAM community.  Open-door classes allow the exploration of the various programs VAM has to offer and student concerts throughout the day showcase the wide variety of achievements over the past academic year. When you are not… Read more »