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 »
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 »
VAM Student Kathy Chen will be featured on Fairchild Radio Saturday morning, February 11th, approximately 9:15am. To catch her interview, please tune in to CJVB AM1470.
Our annual Phyllis E. Salter Piano Competition, in honour of the memory of Ms. Salter, was this past weekend. Here are the winners, below! Clare Hii ($1,500) Sharon Xiao Han Yang ($1,200) Aydan Con ($700) Zabrina Ng ($500) Kristina Yau ($500) Congratulations to everyone who performed, and to our adjudicator, Gordon Gerrard! To view pictures… Read more »
For our last interview with our Leading Ladies, we were happy to take a few minutes of Dora Brooks’ time to chat about her roles and her history with opera. Dora is an alumni of our College Program, where she completed her Artist Diploma and Bachelor of Music degress in Voice Performance with David Meek…. Read more »
This past week four of VAM’s senior students, Albert Seo, Olivia Cho, Grace Sohn and Jack Li advanced to the national finals of the Canadian Music Competition. This year the national finals will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from June 18 to July 2nd. Albert, Olivia and Grace are cello students of Joseph Elworthy, and… Read more »
VAM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Barltrop, concertmaster of the VSO, to our world-class roster of violin instructors, as well as Lawrie Hill and Nicholas Wright, who will be taking over as Co-Heads of the Violin program from the honoured Robert Rozek, who will be leaving VAM after 10 years of dedicated… Read more »
VAM Students were invited to play at the Patrick Chan Fundraiser in February. Check out this CBC news clip to see our talented brass students play for the crowd!
The third installment of our Passport to Creativity is here! Happening on Friday, February 21st, our Passport to Creativity days provide a fun way to continue your musical training on school Pro-D Days. Aimed at Suzuki students, activities will include technique class, master class, theory workshops and our usual Composition workshop lead by Edward Top. There… Read more »
Vancouver Academy of Music proudly announces that, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration year, VAM Symphony Orchestra will tour China in July 2020! VAMSO has been invited by Poly Culture North America and Poly Theatre Management Group, which manages many of China’s most beautiful concert halls. The tour program will include Dvorak’s Symphony From the New World in 8 to… Read more »