Category: Announcements

All Classes and Events Cancelled – January 12th, 2014

Due to a power outage in the Kitsilano Point area, all classes and events are cancelled today (Sunday, January 12th, 2014). This includes: Orff Brain Boosters Brain Boosters Math/MPM as well as the Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competiton Winners’ Recital. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2014 Barbara Clague Results

On Sunday, April 6th, we held the 2nd annual Barbara Clague Festival of Song! We had a lovely afternoon filled with song. Thank you to everyone who attended! The winners are below: James Forward ($400) Tamara Chang ($200) Leonard Gao ($200) Meghna Lohia ($200) Chloe Mackay ($200) Noah Skarsgard ($200) Congratulations to everyone who participated!… Read more »

Free Ear Training workshops

Still can’t quite hear that major 6th interval? VAM is offering free Ear Training workshops for registered VAM students who are taking the upcoming RCM exams in January (Grades 5 to 10 only). Workshop #1: Tuesday, December 4 Workshop #2: Tuesday, December 11 RCM 5 to 6: 5:00 – 6:00 pm RCM 7 to 8:… Read more »

2014 VAMSO Concerto Competition Results

On Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, June 1st, we had over 80 young musicians from all over BC participate in our inaugural VAMSO Concerto Competition. These musicians were competing for a chance to perform as a soloist with the VAM Symphony Orchestra, taking place in October. Our adjudicators were very impressed with amount of young talent that… Read more »

Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition Results

Over 15 participants from all over BC participated in the 22nd Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition for Strings, which took place on Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th. Here are the results below! Melody Ye Yuan (Bjorn & Lori Hareid Scholarship) Albert Seo (Loyal Protestant Scholarship) Tate Zawadiuk (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Volunteers… Read more »

Brain Boosters Program

Since the days of Pythagoras, math and music have been considered closely connected: universal languages that transcend cultural or geographical diversity. The human brain is divided into two hemispheres; the right-side of the brain is traditionally associated with creativity, imagination, and macro thinking, while the left side is often described as logical, linear and analytical…. Read more »

Book your audition for the Orchestra Program today!

Performing in a symphony orchestra is one of the most exhilarating experiences a young musician will encounter. The team aspect of orchestral playing – each member offering their individual skill for a collective purpose – instills life skills that have far reaching benefits. VAM Orchestral Program is comprised of four (that’s right – we have… Read more »

Presenting…the School of Swing!

The Vancouver Academy of Music is pleased to introduce its newest program, the Dal Richards School of Swing! Directed by Ellen Marple, the School of Swing consists of both a Jazz Orchestra and an Introduction to Swing Class. The Jazz Orchestra will focus on building an intimate understanding of classic repertoire from the Count Basie… Read more »

2014 Summer Camps: Register today!

We are happy to finally announce the details for this year’s summer camps! This year, we are offering three different camps – see more details below! Koerner Quartet String Seminar July 7 to 11, 2014 Ages 12 to 18, RCM Grade 8 and above $300 Increase your technique and bring your musicianship to the next… Read more »

VAM Adult Learning Program

VAM has responded to the demand of adult learners wishing to to begin or enhance their musical activities. VAM Adult Learning Program offers flexibility and affordability: a minimum of 9 lessons per year (September-June) at $60 per hour (pro-rated according to lesson duration).