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.

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 »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: A John Williams Tribute

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Cinema meets concert hall as the VAM Symphony Orchestra, bolstered by the forces of guest ensemble VAM Intermediate Symphony, presents the popular film music of John Williams.  With music from films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Catch Me If You Can, VAMSO brings the 2016/17 season to a riveting close by igniting the… Read more »

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Spring Orchestral Festival: VAM Intermediate Symphony

Thursday, May 11, 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 final concert, VAM’s Intermediate Symphony showcases the foundation of the Orchestral Training Program in VAM’s Koerner Recital Hall. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation

VAM Choral Festival

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: all four of VAM’s brand new choirs join forces for an afternoon of festive choral singing!

Marian Schreiber Suzuki Festival Concert

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Free Admission: Since 1969, VAM’s reputation has been built on the success of our Suzuki program with some of North America’s most experienced instructors of this proven methodology. One of the most primary principles of the Suzuki method is the importance placed in music as a shared experience, reflected in this culminating festival where many young… Read more »

Adult Learning Program Soirée Concert

Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: One of VAM’s fasting growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

Kay Meek Competition Finals

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: In the final round of VAM’s most prestigious competition, six distinguished students compete for the chance to appear as featured soloist in the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 season.