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 »
Last December VAM hosted a fundraising concert, “Sing For Hope” that raised funds for the New White House Academy (NWHA), a small primary school in Kenya that delivers big changes for the impoverished children of the Sagala Hill region. “Sing For Hope” was initiated and organized by Chloe Hurst, who in addition to being an… Read more »
This past Saturday, we hosted over 18 students for the 38th Annual Kay Meek Competition. Huge thanks to our adjudicator, Caroline Markos! Finalists: Saul Domingos-Morales Tian Fei Katrina Goh Sa Rang (Diana) Kim Albert Seo Grace Sohn Congratulations to our finalists above and to the rest of our participants!
Some VAM students were recipients of top prizes at the Friends of Chamber Music Competition on Sunday, March 4th. Audience Prize (Juniors) went to Aliayta Foon Dancoes (violin), Kathy Chen (violin), Calvin Yang (viola), and Emily Ahn (cello). Johanna Qvamme (violin), Esther Hwang (violin), Calvin Yang (viola), On You Lee (viola), Luke Kim (cello) and… Read more »
On Sunday, January 19th, over 25 students participated in the preliminary rounds of the Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition and the Phyllis E. Salter Piano Competition. Many thanks to our adjudicators, who thoughtfully listened to each participant and wrote personalized comments and scores for every one! Here are the results below: Phyllis E. Salter Piano… Read more »
The VAM String Quartet will be playing Bela Bartok’s Quartet No.1 and will be joined by special guest Amanda Chan to play Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor. They will also be playing works by Schubert and VAM’s Dr.Jacqueline Leggatt. Please join us for this concert at The Koerner Recital Hall on Sunday, May… Read more »
On Sunday, May 18th, we held our 2nd annual Jerold Gerbrecht Winds & Brass Competition. Many thanks to our adjudicator, Benjamin Kinsman! The results are below: Junior Category: 1st place: Nathaniel Lum, flute ($300) Senior Category: 1st place: Andy Seonghyeon Kim, oboe ($300) 2nd place: Theophilus Ko, oboe ($200) Evan Wendell, trumpet ($200) Congratulations to… Read more »