Category: Announcements

Chamber Music Institute

VAM Chamber Music Institute (CMI) aims to inspire and challenge the Lower Mainland’s most aspiring musicians by offering an intensive study of the seminal works that encompass the chamber music repertoire.  CMI was created and designed by one of Canada’s most esteemed musicians, Professor Andrew Dawes, who will serve as CMI Director.  CMI will specialize… Read more »

VAMSO Orchestra Reading Session…you’re invited!

We’re having an open rehearsal for VAMSO on Friday, March 14th…and you’re invited! We’ll be having a reading session featuring a select number of scores from our Young Composers’ Competition. Joined by guest conductor Owen Underhill (Turning Point Ensemble), each composer will have their composition read by VAMSO as part of their entrance. Performance Order… Read more »

Music on Main featuring VAM faculty member, Ariel Barnes

Ariel Barnes

VAM faculty member Ariel Barnes will be performing at Music on Main on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Programme Benjamin Britten’s  Cello Suite No.1, Op.72 Cello Suite No.2, Op.80 Cello Suite No.3, Op.87 For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: Music on Main.

Canadian International Summer Harp Institute: Faculty Harp Concert

Four internationally renowned harpists take to the stage with an eclectic and thrilling combination of heavenly classics and sensual Brazilian music, Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Tickets $20/25 at the door. All four artists are faculty members of the prestigious… Read more »

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break will take place this year from Monday, March 17th to Sunday, March 30th, 2014. Regular lessons and classes will not take place during this time. Building Hours during Spring Break: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed Office hours will be Monday to Friday,… Read more »

VAM Ballet Studio Updates

VAM would like to congratulate one our students from the Ballet Studio, Felicia Wu, as she has been accepted to summer schools at both Alberta Ballet and Boston Ballet.  She has also been invited to take part in Vancouver Ballet Society’s Spring Seminar where she will be studying with Roberto Campanella and Dominic Walsh.  She is one of three VAM… Read more »

Spring 2014 RCM Mock Exam Dates

RCM Theory/History exam season is fast approaching. Is your child ready to take exams? If your child is registered at a theory or history class here at VAM, we invite them to take a RCM mock exam to help prepare them for the real deal. The exams will take place as follows: Saturday, April 12th,… Read more »

VAMSO performs “Masquerade” by Edward Top

Edward Top is very excited that his work “Masquerade” has another chance to play in Vancouver. “This was my first piece that I wrote for the VSO back in 2011,” he said. “And before that, I wrote even more complex music. So I thought, OK, this is my first composition for the orchestra so I… Read more »