Category: Announcements

ThriveCity is BACK!

They’re back! The guys from the Infinitus String Trio are back to present their annual ThriveCity Spring Booster camp. Deepen your musical learning through the study of different musical styles, such as Latin, Hip-Hop and Jazz. Students will have workshops and activities focused around improvisation, ear training, technique, applied theory and more! This camp takes… Read more »

31st Annual Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition

On Friday, April 4th, we hosted the 31st Annual Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition. We had over 9 groups from our Chamber Music Institute program compete for a chance to win 1 of 9 cash scholarships. The groups, expertly coached by reowned teachers Andrew Dawes and Evelyn Creaser, performed a wonderful night of… Read more »

Canadian Music Competition 2013 Results

A number of VAM students participated in this year’s Canadian Music Competition, which was held in Sherbooke, Quebec this past month. Congratulations to the students who placed below! Olivia Cho (cello; Elworthy): 1st place, Strings 12 years Albert Seo (cello; Elworthy): 1st place, Strings 14 years Grace Sohn (cello; Elworthy): 2nd place, Strings 13 years… Read more »

2014 Kay Meek Competition Results

On Friday, June 6th, we had 6 young musicians compete for the chance to perform as a soloist with VAMSO for the 2015 Showcase Concert. Many thanks to our adjudicator, Kemuel Wong! Kay Meek Winner – Grace Sohn, cello Eva Bene Scholarship – Saul Domingos-Morales, guitar Alice Diane Bray Memorial Scholarship – Katrina Goh, soprano… Read more »

‘From the New World’: VAMSO Concert with double Cello guests

Tickets on sale now! Please join us for the next VAMSO Concert, entitled From the New World, featuring VAM Executive Director Joseph Elworthy and Faculty member Ariel Barnes. Vancouver-based composer Jocelyn Morlock features the duo in her work entitled Aeromancy. Also on the program are Dvorak’s most inimitable work, his Symphony No. 9 (From the New World),… Read more »

Spring Break Hours

There will be no regular lessons OR classes from Monday, March 18th to Sunday, March 31st, 2013. * Lessons will resume Monday, April 1st * Classes will resume Tuesday, April 2nd Building Hours during Spring Break: Monday, March 18th – Friday, March 22nd: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 25th – Thursday, March 28th:… Read more »

Barbara Clague Festival of Song – Forms now available!

Barbara Clague was an outstanding humanitarian and a passionate advocate for the arts and social justice. Now in its 2nd year, the Barbara Clague Festival of Song was created in her memory, helping to inspire and develop young musicians and singers everywhere. Registration forms are now available for this popular event. Download a registration form… Read more »

6 Questions with Melissa Bideau

For the third part in our special interview series, we’ll be interviewing the first of our two Angelicas, Melissa Bideau. Melissa is a 4th year Voice Performance Major, studying with David Meek. If you’re a frequent attendee of our Orpheum Series, you may recognize her from her beautiful performance at our recent Showcase Concert. Here’s… Read more »

Soundfest Summer Music Camps now open!

VAM is pleased to announce a return of its popular Soundfest Music camps, now with new programs! For children ages 4 to 10, we are happy to bring back our Junior Soundfest summer music camp, featuring our Brain Boosters, Choir & Percussion Ensemble, and iPad Orchestra. This one-week, half-day program (four weeks available) is ideal… Read more »

VAM Forms Strategic Partnership in Hong Kong

Revitalization Scheme for a heritage landmark of the 1930s-built Haw Par Mansion approved-in-principle by the Hong Kong Government to launch an integrated music learning institution. Our warmest congratulations to the Aw Boon Haw Foundation, a charitable organization set up by Ms. Sally Aw, a philanthropist herself, who has been awarded “Approval-in-principle” (AIP) by Hong Kong”s… Read more »